WSP has been appointed by international contractor J&P Overseas Ltd to work on two major airport facilities in Oman and extensive highway works in Qatar.
WSP is providing detailed design on the following projects:
- Maintenance and cargo facilities at Muscat airport and a cargo facility at Salalah airport, Oman. Together the developments consist of circa 150,000m2 of facilities with the maintenance hangar at Muscat sized to accommodate an airbus A380 and two Code C aircrafts simultaneously. WSP is providing civil, structural, building services and specialist support services including fire, acoustics & security.
- New Orbital Highway, Qatar. The works consist of 45km of dual five lane highway plus a two lane truck highway and four major grade separated junctions. WSP is providing full highway design services including bridges and civil engineering structures.
Director Jim Ratliff said:
“We are extremely pleased to have won these contracts, delivered by our teams in the UK and Middle East. We have been developing our skills addressing the Middle East market for some time now and have established a good market presence for infrastructure and commercial development. We will be looking to build on this success through our global counterparts.”
WSP is also currently working on the new Hamad International Airport (HIA) in Doha. WSP has 2,700 employees across the UK and 600 in the Middle East. WSP is active across Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah, Qatar, Oman and Saudi Arabia.