Carillion secures phase two of Oman Convention and Exhibition Centre project
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Carillion secures phase two of Oman Convention and Exhibition Centre project

17 Jun 2013

Carillion Alawi has secured a £130m contract from the Oman Tourism & Development Company (Omran) to deliver the phase two of the Oman Convention and Exhibition Centre (OCEC) project.

Oman Convention and Exhibition Centre

Carillion Alawi has secured a £130m contract from the Oman Tourism & Development Company (Omran) to deliver the phase two of the Oman Convention and Exhibition Centre (OCEC) project.

As per the 18-month contract, Carillion will construct an energy centre, 13 buildings including exhibition halls with a floor area of 45,000m².

The company will also construct buildings for security, taxi services and maintenance, waste management facilities, electrical substations and car parks for 4,200 vehicles.

Phase two also includes a concourse with a glazed curtain wall system, equipped with main production kitchen and three cafés, hospitality suites, administration/office areas, a central landscaped courtyard and two circulation nodes connecting the concourse to the car park.

The contract also requires Carillion to deliver mechanical, electrical and plumbing installation, all interior finishes and landscaping.

Carillion chief executive Richard Howson said the project’s energy requirements will benefit from the company’s energy services capability.

"Carillion Alawi delivered the marine works for the Asian Beach Games Project for Omran and we look forward to working in partnership with Omran again to deliver this phase of Oman’s state-of-the-art convention and exhibition centre," Howson said.

Subsequent phases of the project include construction of a 3,200-seat auditorium, banquet halls, two hotels and the business district.

OCEC, operated by AEG Ogden, is expected to be complete in 2016.


Image: Oman Convention and Exhibition Centre will feature 13 buildings including exhibition halls with a floor area of 45,000m². Photo: Courtesy of Carillion.