Driver secures £8m Oman expressway contract

Driver Group, the Haslingden-based global consultancy to the construction and engineering industries, has been awarded a project management contract by the Sultanate of Oman, Ministry of Transport and Communications.

driverUnder the terms of the contract, Driver Consult (Oman) LLC will provide consultancy services for the management of the Batinah Expressway.

The Batinah Expressway is 272km long with 247.5km of link roads connecting the project to nearby towns.

It is the westward continuation of the Muscat Expressway which extends from the end of Muscat Expressway towards Khatmat Milahah near the UAE border.

The contract duration is three years with a total value of OMR 4.72m (£7.8m) and the project management team will consist of up to 26 consultants.

Dave Webster, CEO of Driver, stated: "I am delighted that we have been able to secure this prestigious award by the Sultanate of Oman - Ministry of Transport and Communications. We have worked on many projects with the Ministry who are a valued and key customer of ours. "This is the largest project we have undertaken with them to-date and our staff are honored with the trust placed in them. This award further strengthens our credentials in the project management of large infrastructure schemes."