Parsons recently won a contract from the Sultanate of Oman to provide design and construction supervision services for the dualization of the Nizwa-Thumrait road.
The firm announced Monday it received the award from Oman’s Ministry of Transport & Communications’ Directorate General of Roads and Land Transport.
The contract will cover alignment study and finalization, traffic study and analysis, preliminary and detailed design, bid documents and construction supervision.
Parsons said completion of the road project will dualize the more than 1,000-km. road length between Oman’s capital city of Muscat and the southern city of Salalah.
The project will consist of alterations to the existing 715-km-long single highway between Adam and Thumrait into a 4-lane dual highway as well as intermittent grade-separated interchanges, cross-drainage structures, camel crossings, and rest/service areas and weigh stations.
Guy Mehula, Parsons MENA+ president, said the infrastructure upgrade to a modern road network will help improve transportation between the southern and northern parts of the region.
Parsons has over 60 years of experience working in various projects across the MENA+ region which includes the Middle East, North Africa, and the northern Mediterranean Sea border countries.