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McDermott wins Qatar FEED deal

McDermott International said it has been awarded a contract by Qatargas to deliver front-end engineering and design (FEED) work for Qatar Petroleum’s North Field South (NFS) project.

Tareq Kawash, McDermott Senior Vice President, Europe, Middle East and Africa, said: “As oil and gas field development continues in the region, we are poised to build on this initial work to further support Qatargas as they progress the subsequent phases of the NFS project.”

The contract scope includes the replication of five offshore wellhead platforms. The FEED contract will be executed from McDermott’s Doha office and work will begin immediately.


Oman dual carriageway opens

Oman’s Ministry of Transport, Communications and Information Technology has announced the opening of a new 18-km-long stretch of the Adam-Haima-Thumrait dual carriageway for traffic, reported Oman News Agency.

It is the longest dual carriageway in the sultanate, starting from the Wilayat of Adam in the Governorate of A’Dhakiliyah to the Wilayat of Haima in the Governorate of Al Wusta.  The carriageway provides an important link serving Duqm Economic Zone and the oil fields in the desert areas.

The ministry had recently awarded the contract for the remaining 400-km stretch from Haima to Thumrait, stated the ONA report.

With the opening of the 18-km stretch, now 280 km of the total 317.5-km Adam-Haima-Thumrait dual carriageway is open for traffic. This road will also contribute to the economic, tourism and social activities in the areas along the road path and in the Governorate of Dhofar, especially during Khareef season, it added.


Maysan-Square launched

Oman-based Maysan Properties has announced the launch of the first phase of its mixed-use project, Maysan-Square Duqm, featuring an office complex, residential apartments, a business hotel and entertainment avenues in the sultanate’s Duqm region.

The Maysan-Square Duqm project is a freehold property located in the centre of Duqm.

 CEO Sadiq bin Jaffer Sulaiman said Phase One work will commence in April and is expected to be completed in the last quarter of 2022. It will see the development of a 12,000-sq-m office complex featuring 229 commercial units and retail stores available for ownership.