Shapoorji Pallonji JV awarded RO85mn contract for OCEC package 3

An artist’s impression of the aerial view of the Oman Convention and Exhibition Centre (Source: Omran)

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The construction contract for package 3 of Oman Convention and Exhibition Centre (OCEC) project has been awarded to a joint venture (JV) between Shapoorji Pallonji Mideast LLC (SPML) and Oman Shapoorji Company LLC for RO85mn by Oman Tourism Development Co (Omran) recently, according to a top Omran official.

Omran also awarded construction contract for planned JW Marriott Hotel at OCEC to Bahwan Contracting Co for RO35mn.

“The package 3 has been awarded for RO85mn and the contractor has started the mobilisation process. The duration of package 3 contract is about two years to be completed,” Wael al Lawati, CEO of Omran told Muscat Daily.

Shapoorji Pallonji Mideast LLC is a subsidiary of India’s Shapoorji Pallonji Group.

Phase three of the OCEC project includes building of the convention centre and facilities including auditorium and theatre, conference rooms and supporting facilities.

The package-two contract, which included construction of exhibition halls, car park facilities and other facilities, was awarded to Carillion Alawi in 2013 for a value of RO78mn.

In a meeting earlier this month Omran board members emphasised the importance of adhering to the agreed deadlines for each construction phase of OCEC project and for timely delivery of the completed first phase in 2017.

Lawati said the contract for five-star JW Marriot hotel planned at OCEC has been awarded to Bahwan Contracting Co, for a value of RO35mn. In December 2014, Larsen & Toubro Oman was awarded the construction order for the fourstar Crowne Plaza hotel which will come up at OCEC.

OCEC will feature two tiered auditorium to seat 3,200 and 450 people, while the exhibition halls will feature 22,000m2 of column-free exhibition space. The Centre will also include an additional 13 meeting rooms, two well-appointed ballrooms to seat up to 2,360, 10 hospitality suites, VIP pavilion, a spacious foodcourt and a multi-storey car park with capacity for 4,000 vehicles.

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