The Oman Tourism Development Company (Omran) has received bids for the architect of record and consulting engineer role on the Jabal al-Akhdar resort project in the Nizwa area of Oman.

The bidders are the local Al-Hatmy Engineering Consultancy; Spain’s Alatec; UAE-based Architectural Consulting Group; UK-based Atkins; Denmark’s Cowi; the local Engineering Innovation Design & Consulting; Italy’s Favero & Milan Ingegneria; Canada’s Hanscomb; Italy’s Intertecno; Germany’s IPRO Dresden; UK-based K Home International; the local Modern Engineering Consultancy; UK-based Pell Frischman; Denmark’s Ramboll; Spain’s Typsa; and the local Triad Oman Consultants International.

The hotel, in the east of the sultanate, 170 kilometres from Muscat, will incorporate 90 suites, 22 three-bedroom villas, five spa suites and a health club.

The successful bidder will work with France’s AW2 Design, which was appointed as the lead consultant and architect in December 2009 (MEED 2:9:09).