Mall of Oman ticks off major infrastructure milestones

Developers have confirmed completion of a Muscat Electricity Distribution Company (MEDC) Primary Substation.

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The completed substation will allow nine distribution substations in the mall to be progressively energised.
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The completed substation will allow nine distribution substations in the mall to be progressively energised.

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Majid Al Futtaim has announced that construction of the Mall of Oman – the fifth biggest in the Sultanate – is on track with the completion of two major infrastructure milestones.

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Set to open in March 2021, developers have confirmed delivery of new roads and flyovers, connecting the mall to Interchange No 6 on the Muscat Expressway, and the completion of a Muscat Electricity Distribution Company (MEDC) Primary Substation.

“The tourism and retail sectors are integral to Oman’s economy and are poised to drive economic growth and contribute to diversification in the country,” said Ghaith Shocair, CEO of Majid Al Futtaim Shopping Malls.

“These objectives are aligned with Vision 2040 and we are privileged to be able to contribute to this vision as long-term partners and investors.

“By developing the Mall of Oman, we continue to contribute to the growth of the local tourism industry and enable job creation for residents both during and post construction.

“A development project of this size and scope is beneficial to Oman’s citizens and residents and will positively contribute to economic and social development in the Sultanate.”

The recently completed and energised substation will allow nine distribution substations in the mall to be progressively energised, which will facilitate the completion of the Central Cooling Plant and introduction of wild air into the mall.

Meanwhile, extensive road upgrades to Interchange No 6 on the Muscat Expressway has been completed, along with four new bridges and an underpass.

In addition, extensive retaining walls and utility divisions have been completed to facilitate works.

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