OMRAN – Oman Convention and Exhibition Center – Muhafazat Masqat - Project Profile
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Oman Tourism Development Company (OMRAN) is undertaking the construction of a Convention and Exhibition Center project in Muscat, Oman.
The project involves the construction of a convention and exhibition center over an area of 250,000m2 and is being executed in multiple phases and various packages.
The first phase involves site preparation and enabling works and the second phase includes the construction of 22,000m2 column-free exhibition hall, divisible into five separate exhibition spaces. The first two halls will feature a ‘superior fit out’ with theatre seating for 10,000.
The project also includes the construction of exhibition halls, car park, and energy center (power plant), a 3,200-seat auditorium, banquet halls and meetings rooms, 85,000m2 of office space, four hotels totaling 1,000 rooms and Omantel headquarters.
In April 2010, Robert Matthew Johnson Marshall (RMJM) was appointed as the consultancy contract and Hanscomb & Company (now acquired by AECOM) is appointed as the surveying contract for the project. In January 2011, a groundbreaking ceremony was held for the project.
In November 2011, AEG Ogden, a convention and exhibition management company was appointed to provide technical services and will operate the Oman Convention and Exhibition Center.
The contract for developing the infrastructure has been awarded to Khalid Bin Ahmed & Sons (KAS)-Al Habib joint venture.
It includes the site preparation and enabling works for Oman Convention and Exhibition Center.
In July 2010, tenders for site preparation and enabling works package were issued. In October 2010, Al Awazi International was awarded the US$7 million contract for the site preparation and enabling works. In September 2011, site preparation and enabling works were completed.
It includes the construction of exhibition halls, car park facilities and the district cooling plant.
In detail, this involves a structured car park facility for 4,200 vehicles on three parking levels totaling an area of 143,000m2 and exhibition space covering 45,000m2 divisible into five state-of-the-art halls with service trenches, plant rooms and acoustically treated vertically movable partitions to enable separation and sound isolation of each hall.
The second package also comprises a concourse with a glazed curtain wall system, fully equipped with main production kitchen and three cafés, hospitality suites, administration areas, a central landscaped courtyard and two circulation nodes connecting the concourse to the car park. It will also include the energy center; a security screening facility; taxi amenity building; waste management building; a landscape maintenance building; and an electrical substation facility. Central to the project is a number of initiatives in energy conservation, potable water and use of treated sewage effluence for cooling and irrigation to ensure OCEC adheres to the criteria required for the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification from the United States Green Building Council.
In June 2013, the Carillion Alawi was awarded ‘’Package 2’’, a contract worth US$202.59 million.
It includes the construction of the main auditorium with a seating capacity of 3,100, a secondary 455-seat auditorium, 1,350-capacity main ballroom, 575-seat Junior Ballroom, 500-seat food-court, 28 meeting rooms, and administration offices.
On February 8, 2014, Request for Qualification was issued on April 29, 2014, as the submission deadline. In February 2015, Shapoorji Pallonji was awarded a US$275 million contract for this construction package.
Package 4 and Package 7:
Package 4 involves the construction of a four-star Crowne Plaza Hotel including 296 rooms across eight floors, as well as a two-level basement car park for 270 vehicles and restaurants, and associated facilities. Package 7 involves the construction of five-star Marriott hotel.
In August 2012, Omran, the tourism development company set up by the government of Oman, has awarded Aecom a commission contract for the cost management of a 300-bed, four-star hotel at the Oman Convention & Exhibition Centre precinct in Muscat, Oman.
Bahwan Contracting Co has been appointed as EPC contractor for five-star Marriott hotel.
On November 18, 2013, the tender was issued for both the packages with January 8, 2014, as the submission deadline. The ‘’Package 4’’ will be awarded from the 25 shortlisted companies and ‘’Package 7’’ will be awarded from the 32 shortlisted companies.
Bahwan Engineering has been appointed as MEP contractor, Crown Plaza, Marriot was appointed as management contractor for the hotel. Arabtech Jardaneah has been appointed as Architect for the hotel projects. In January 2015, Larsen & Toubro was appointed as the construction contractor for Crowne Plaza Hotel.
In December 2013, the tender for ‘’Package 5.3’’ construction of (3x20MVA).33/Kv indoor primary Substation No.2 was issued with the last date of submission as March 5, 2014. The tender for "Package 5.4" construction of Phase two site preparation and enabling works was issued with the last date of submission as January 22, 2014.
On June 2, 2015, Drake & Scull Engineering Oman was appointed as the MEP contractor for the package three of the project.
In the third quarter of 2015, construction works on hotels commenced.
In January 2016, Omran has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Oman Telecommunications Company (Omantel) to build its new headquarter.
On January 27, 2016, A tender was issued to appoint a contractor to undertake construction of Omantel headquarters with a submission due date on March 2, 2016.
In October 2016, construction works on the first phase were completed.
In November 2017, construction works on four-star Crowne Plaza Hotel were completed.
Carillion were withdrawn from the development due to financial fallout.
Construction works on five-star Marriott hotel and 455-seat auditorium are underway and are expected to be completed by the end of 2018.Scope
The project involves the construction of a convention and exhibition center over an area of 250,000m2 in Muscat, Oman.
The US$1,500 million project includes the following:
1. Site preparation
2. Enabling works
3. Construction of internal roads
1. Construction of five exhibition halls covering an area of 45,000m2
2. Construction of 4,200 car park facility on three parking levels covering an area of 143,000m2
3. Construction of district cooling plant
4. Construction of kitchen and three cafés
5. Construction of hospitality suites administration areas
6. Construction of a central landscaped courtyard and two circulation nodes connecting to car parking
7. Construction of energy center
8. Construction of a security screening facility
9. Construction of taxi amenity building
10. Construction of waste management building
11. Construction of a landscape maintenance building
12. Construction of an electrical substation facility
1. Construction of convention center building
2. Construction of 3,100 seats Main Auditorium
3. Construction of 455-seats Secondary Auditorium
4. Construction of 1,350-capacity ballroom
5. Construction of 575-seat Junior Ballroom
6. Construction of 500-seat food-court
7. Construction of 28 meeting rooms
8. Construction of administration offices
1. Construction of a hotel building
1. Construction of (3x20MVA).33/Kv indoor primary Substation No.2
2. Site preparation and Enabling works
1. Construction of a hotel building
1. Construction of banquet halls
2. Construction of a five-star hotel
3. Construction of class A office buildings
4. Construction of Omantel headquarters
5. Construction of related infrastructure and main infrastructure packagesReasons To Buy
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