Ferrovial, via its construction subsidiary Ferrovial Agroman
in consortium with Lebanese company Batco and its Omani investee Federici Stirling Batco Bot Construction, has been chosen by Oman's Ministry of Transport and Communications to build section 5 of the Batinah Expressway in northern Oman.
The contract, worth 132.6 million Omani rials (around 260 million euro), 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.
The Batinah Expressway will provide a notable economic boost to Oman by connecting the capital, Muscat, with the border of the United Arab Emirates
. Construction will be completed in 2016.
The project includes the construction of three junctions with other roads, and three bridges over wadis (intermittent watercourses), plus two service and four rest areas. A total of 330,000 cubic metres of concrete and 32,000 tons of steel will be required for drainage, containment and structural works. Additionally, 18 million cubic metres of earth will be moved as part of levelling work along the route.