• Aecom awarded feasibility and design contract
  • Duqm Frontier Town is a residential area of 183 hectares

US-based Aecom has been awarded a contract from Duqm Development Company (DDC) to develop the feasibility study, master plan and detailed design for phase two of the $20 Duqm Frontier Town in Oman.

Aecom will be responsible for the detailed master plan, detailed design, preparation of the tenders, and supervision of construction contracts.

Duqm Frontier Town is a residential area of 183 hectares, located in the Al-Wusta region on the southeast coast approximately 550 kilometres from both Muscat and Salalah. The Omani government, keen to spread economic development across the country, decided this region should be a major new centre of economic activity, focused largely on export business.

The development of the area includes a new town, a dry-dock business, an industrial zone, an airport and a seaport. DDC is the pioneer developer of the residential district in the region’s main town, Duqm.

Duqm Development Company (DDC) is a real estate firm that was set up to develop and manage the Frontier Town residential and commercial zone in Duqm. It is jointly owned by the local shipyard arm of South Korea’s Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Company (DSME) and the state-owned Oman Tourism Development Company (Omran).

Duqm Frontier Town

Value: $20bn

Owner Duqm Development Company

Tel: (+968) 2 463 6200


Consultant Conser Consulting Engineers

Tel: (+961) 1 737 821


Included in the New Town plan:

  • 2,000 villas
  • Duqm Beach Hotel
  • Marine resort
  • Business centres
  • Residential building
  • Commercial building
  • Hospital
  • Mosques
  • Shopping malls
  • Hotels
  • Condominiums
  • Utilities and road works
  • Primary and secondary dual carriageway
  • Duqm port
  • Marine works
  • Infrastructure works
  • Ship repair yard and drydock complex
  • Free zone and industrial area
  • Duqm airport
  • Frontier Town
  • Associated facilities

Source: MEED

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