Contractors have been asked to submit fresh prices by 10 March for the contract to build the the new Kempinski hotel near Muscat for local developer The Wave.

Firms competed for the contract in 2011 and 2012. The bidders for the main construction package were:

  • Habtoor Leighton Group (UAE/Australia)
  • Al-Turki Enterprises (local)
  • Carillion Alawi (local/UK)
  • Douglas OHI (local/UAE)
  • Laing O’Rourke (UK)
  • Multiplex (Australia), Larsen & Toubro (India)
  • Murray & Roberts Contractors (Middle East) (South Africa), Bahwan Engineering (local)

The Kempinski will have 350 rooms with suites, as well as business and leisure facilities. The development was expected to open in the first quarter of 2013. The mixed-use Wave project is being developed through a joint venture of UAE-based Majid Al-Futtaim (MAF) and the Omani government.

The $3bn Wave scheme, located on the coast at Muscat, covers an area of 2.2 million square metres and includes 4,000 residential properties, four hotels, a 400-berth marina and retail facilities. The development will also include an 18-hole golf course designed by Greg Norman.