12 September 2012
Spanish infrastructure company Ferrovial has been awarded a contract worth $346m to build section 5 of the Batinah Expressway in northern Oman.
Oman’s Ministry of Transport and Communications awarded the contract to Ferrovial Agroman, Ferrovial’s construction subsidiary, in consortium with Lebanese company Batco and its Omani investee Federici Stirling Batco Bot Construction.
The contract includes the construction of 41 kilometres of road with four lanes each way between the towns of Liwa and Sohar on Oman’s northern coast.
Part of a expressway between Sohar and Liwa in Oman will be built by Spanish firm Ferrovial (Reubentg/Wikimedia Commons)
Due for completion in 2016, the Batinah Expressway will connect the capital, Muscat, with the border of the United Arab Emirates.
Earlier in the year, Indian firm Larsen & Toubro won a $352 million contract for package 4 of the project and Consolidated Contractors Company won package 6 of the expressway.