Oman’s OPAZ expected to award road construction contract to Duqm in Q1 2023

The Oman Public Authority for Special Economic Zones and Free Zones (OPAZ) is expected to award the main contract for road construction in Duqm Light and Medium Industrial Zones, Al Wusta Governorate by first quarter of 2023.

“The tender for the main construction contract was launched on July 27, 2022 and the date for the submission of the technical offer was scheduled for October 12, 2022. The deadline for the submission of the financial offer is fixed at November 10, 2022 and contract award is expected to be awarded in early February 2023,” a source with knowledge of the project details told Zawya Projects.

He estimated the value of the project at $40 million.

Technical bidders for the contract included Strabag Oman, Abuhatim Co, Sarooj Construction Company, Petrojet, Oman Gulf Company, Combined Group Contracting Co, United Gulf Construction Company, Al Tasnim Enterprises and Galfar Engineering and Contracting, according to officials from seven companies. .

The construction of the proposed road networks will mainly consist of a single carriageway (26 kilometres) and a dual carriageway (1.3 kilometres) at the approaches to the roundabouts to provide connectivity in the industrial area.

The project is expected to be completed in the fourth quarter of 2024, the source added.

(Reporting by Senthil Palanisamy; Editing by Anoop Menon)

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