Carillion Alawi lifts lid on new Oman contracts

British facilities management and construction services firm Carillion has outlined details of two new projects in Oman, worth an estimated combined value of £360m.

Carillion Alawi, the business’ Omani division, yesterday announced it had been awarded a contract by Oman's Ministry of Health to design and build the New Sultan Qaboos Hospital in Salalah.

The project, worth an estimated £240m will be run as a 50:50 joint venture with the Zawawi family, a leading business group in the sultanate.

According to a statement released by the firm, the contract will consist of a two-stage design and build process. The first phase, covering design and mobilisation will begin immediately and be directly funded by ministry. Phase two is expected to start next year.

Carillion Alawi also announced it is expecting to sign a further contract with the Oman Ministry of Health to build another new hospital in Khasab. This second deal, which has an estimated value of £120m, will follow similar terms.