The Wave Muscat has invited contractors to prequalify for the contracts to build two hotels and support buildings at its Wave development in Oman.

Tenders are expected to be issued by the end of the first quarter, according to contractors hoping to work on the scheme.

The hotels are the 253-bed Fairmont Hotel and the 300-bed Kempinski Hotel. The support buildings are a staff accommodation complex capable of housing 1,200 people and a central laundry room (MEED 20:11:09).

The client first invited contractors to express interest in the two hotel contracts in November 2009.

The Wave Muscat is a mixed-use development. It has a residential district consisting of 4,000 apartments, townhouses and villas; four hotels; a 300-berth marina; 120 shops and a golf course.

Construction work on the development began in April 2007 and the first phase of the residential district was completed in October 2009, with 133 villas and 130 townhouses.

The local/UK Carillion Alawi was the contractor for townhouses and for the construction of the marina. The local Al-Turki Enterprises was the contractor for the villas and general infrastructure work.

The Wave Muscat is a joint venture between Oman’s Waterfront Investments and the National Investment Funds Company and UAE-based Majid al-Futtaim Group.