4 firms compete for Khazaen master plan

MUSCAT, APRIL 17 – Khazaen Economic City (KEC) LLC, the master developer of new integrated economic city in South Al Batinah Governorate, has announced that four international firms have submitted their proposals for the Economic City of Khazaen’s master planning and design work.
The short listed bidders are Atkins, Parsons International, KEO International Consultants and F & M Middle East Consulting Engineers.
Eng Kalat al Bulooshi, Chairman of Khazaen Economic City (KEC) LLC, said that the tendered contract includes the integrated urban planning of the city covering 51 million square metres, consultancy and engineering designs for infrastructures and utilities, preparation of tenders, analysis of construction proposals for vaious infrastructure work of the city.
The scope of work also includes supervising the implementation of the first phase of the infrastructure of the Khazaen.
Al Bulooshi added that it is expected that the evaluation of the offers will be completed and the contract will be awarded by June this year. The priority will be on completing the engineering and design work related to the dry port, first phase of the logistics & industrial area, the fruit and vegetables market and the auto mall in addition to the head office of Khazaen.
In March, Oman Investment Corporation (OIC) and the Saudi-based Mohammed Ali Al Swailem Group (MASCO) signed the shareholders, agreement to set up Khazaen Economic City (KEC) LLC as a joint venture as a master developer of Khazaen.
Oman Investment Corporation owns the majority stake in the Omani-Saudi JV developing the new economic city in northern South Al Batinah Governorate. Khazaen is the first integrated economic city within 60 km of Oman’s capital. And the second integrated economic city in the Sultanate of Oman next to the Special Economic Zone in Duqm.