The Saraya Bandar Jissah resort in Oman has appointed local/UK Carillion Alawi for infrastructure work at the development.

The contract, which is valued at about RO10m ($26m), entails the installation of all utilities required at the development and creating the fundamental network provisions for the leisure and residential components at the resort. These include the complete networks for electrical power, water supply, irrigation, storm water drainage, sewage and communications. In its deliverables, the contractor will also undertake road finishing work and street lighting.

The infrastructure works will also include the construction of the main entrance to the development.

In December, UK-based Atkins won a contract to manage the infrastructure works for the development. The infrastructure services were designed by Halcrow Middle East, the lead infrastructure consultant for the development.

The US-based RTKL is the architect on the project, while the UK’s Aedas is the interior designer.

“We are pleased to be working with a company that has such a track record of success in Oman,” says Sheikh Hamood Al-Hosni, chief executive officer of Saraya Bandar Jissah. “Carillion Alawi brings with them some 45 years of experience in major projects like ours, and we are looking forward to starting on our next stage with them to create a masterpiece development in Muscat.”

Jordan-based Saraya Holdings is developing the project in joint venture with Oman Tourism Development Company (Omran).

The resort is expected to open in 2017.