Combined the contracts are worth £360m to the firm’s JV with the Zawawi family
Carillion’s joint venture with the Zawawi family in Oman has been chosen as the preferred bidder for a £240m contract to design and build a new hospital.
The design phase of the contract for the New Sultan Qaboos Hospital in Salalah, the capital city of southern Oman’s Dhofar province close to the country’s boarder with Yemen, starts immediately and is being directly funded by the customer.
The build phase is slated to start next year.
The JV has also been awarded by Oman’s Minstry of health a £120m contract for a hospital in the port city of Khasab on the Musandam Peninsula in the north of the country.
Carillion said the contracts were “procured via lower risk procurement routes, for example through seeking support from UK Export Finance to secure project finance for customers”.
The firm added that it is continuing to look at ways to de-risk its Middle East operations.