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Atkins to masterplan Oman city expansion


Atkins has won the masterplanning contract for Duqm City in Oman, which aims to increase its population from 12,000 in 2010 to 100,000 by 2020.

The masterplan will cover 150km2, which will include five districts, some of which already have existing houses, commercial and tourism developments.

The contract was awarded by the Special Economic Zone Authority of Duqm (Sezad), which has a vision for the city as a regional maritime and transit-trade hub and tourist destination.

Atkins will put together a detailed city masterplan, a technical feasibility study, environmental and sustainability assessments, concept design with engineering fit, transport masterplan, drainage plan and tourism strategy.

“We’ll be working in partnership with Sezad and other stakeholders to create a city fit for its future needs. This is an exciting time to be part of such an important development in Oman’s economic expansion,” said Atkins’ Oman managing director Marco Malpiedi.


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