Business Monitor International


Oman Infrastructure Report

Published 10 June 2014

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Oman Infrastructure Report

BMI View: We currently forecast Oman's construction industry growth to reach 6.4% and peak at 6.7% in 2015. This is on the back of robust growth estimated in 2013 and a strong project pipeline, particularly in the transport infrastructure sector. The government's USD78bn five-year (2011-2015) spending plan is a major part of this view, along with investment associated with a burgeoning tourism industry. Although weaker than the double-digit growth seen in the last decade, we expect strong growth by an average of 4.8% in the next ten years. However, a potential downside to our forecast over the longer term is slower economic growth derived from declining oil revenues, which could undermine the government's ambitious infrastructure spending plans.

K ey Trends And Developments

  • The government's five-year spending plan (2011-2015) includes OMR30bn (USD78bn) of expenditure, the majority of which will be allocated to social and transport infrastructure. In addition, the government announced in October 2013 that the country will spend over USD50bn in infrastructure projects in the next 15 years. From this budget, USD20bn is earmarked for the transport sector - including Oman National Railway - which is where we see the strongest pipeline of projects.

  • A total of 102 civil and engineering construction firms from across the globe expressed interest in a prequalification process launched by Oman Rail for its main Railway Systems package.

  • Additionally, 47 local and international firms have collected documents related to the prequalification of bidders for the key Civil Infrastructure and Railway Track Design & Build Contracting Services Package (Main Contractor) of the Oman Rail project. The massive international interest highlights eagerness among contractors and vendors to secure contracts linked to the implementation of the sultanate's multi-billion railway project.

  • In November 2013, Austrian construction company Strabag secured a USD120mn contract from Oman's...

Table of Contents

BMI Industry View
5
SWOT
6
Infrastructure SWOT
6
Industry Forecast
7
Construction and Infrastructure Forecast Scenario
7
Table: Construction And Infrastructure Industry Data (Oman 2012-2017)
7
Table: Construction And Infrastructure Industry Data (Oman 2018-2023)
8
Transport Infrastructure - Outlook And Overview
12
Transport Infrastructure Outlook And Overview
12
Major Projects Table - Transport Infrastructure
19
Table: Major Projects Table - Transport Infrastructure
19
Energy And Utilities Infrastructure - Outlook And Overview
26
Major Projects Table - Energy & Utilities
30
Table: Major Projects Table - Energy & Utilities
30
Residential/NonResidential Building - Outlook And Overview
34
Major Projects Table - Residential/Non-Residential Construction And Social Infrastructure
36
Table: Major Projects Table - Residential/Non-Residential Construction and Social Infrastructure
36
Industry Risk Reward Ratings
39
Oman Infrastructure Risk/Reward Ratings
39
Rewards
39
Risks
40
Middle East And North Africa - Infrastructure Risk/Reward Ratings
40
Table: MENA Infrastructure Risk / Reward Ratings
46
Competitive Landscape
47
Table: EQS Data
47
Company Profile
49
Galfar Engineering And Contracting SAOG
49
Global Industry Overview
52
Middle East/North Africa Presents Strongest Investment Profile
52
Methodology
58
Industry Forecast Methodology
58
Sector-Specific Methodology
59
Risk/Reward Rating Methodology
63
Sector-Specific Methodology
64
Table: Infrastructure Risk/Reward Rating Indicators
64
Table: Weighting Of Indicators
65

The Oman Infrastructure Report features Business Monitor International (BMI)'s market assessment and forecasts covering public procurement and spending on all major infrastructure and construction projects, including transportation and logistics by land, sea and air; power plants and utilities, and commercial construction and property development. The report analyses the impact of regulatory changes and the macroeconomic outlook and features competitive intelligence on contractors and suppliers.

BMI's Oman Infrastructure Report provides industry professionals and strategists, sector analysts, investors, trade associations and regulatory bodies with independent forecasts and competitive intelligence on the Omani infrastructure and construction industry.

Key Benefits

  • Benchmark BMI's independent infrastructure industry forecasts for Oman to test other views - a key input for successful budgetary and planning in the Omani infrastructure market.
  • Target business opportunities and risks in the Omani infrastructure sector through our reviews of latest industry trends, regulatory changes and major deals, projects and investments in Oman.
  • Assess the activities, strategy and market position of your competitors, partners and clients via our Company Profiles (inc. SWOTs, KPIs and latest activity).

Coverage

BMI Industry View

Summary of BMI's key industry forecasts, views and trend analysis covering infrastructure and construction, regulatory changes, major investments and projects and significant multinational and national company developments.

These are broken down into Construction (social, commercial and residential), Transport (roads, railways, ports, airports etc), and Energy & Utilities (powerplants, renewable projects, pipelines and so on).

Industry Trends

Analysis of latest projects across the infrastructure sector (covering the transport, utilities and commercial construction sub-sectors) - including:

Market Overview:Analysis of the key elements driving developments, including evaluations of current capacity and future requirements.

Building Materials Overview

The building materials overview provides industry trend analysis on the global and regional demands for building materials and the impact of this on the emerging and developed markets.

Business Environment Rankings

BMI's Infrastructure Business Environment Rankings provide a country-comparative Risk-Reward Rankings index aimed at investors (construction companies, suppliers and partners) in the regional infrastructure market.

The rankings methodology makes sophisticated use of over 40 industry, economic and demographic data point.

Industry SWOT Analysis

Analysis of the major Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats within the infrastructure and construction sectors and within the broader political, economic and business environment.

BMI Industry & Economic Forecasts

Historic data series (2008-2012) and forecasts to end-2018 for all key industry and economic indicators, supported by explicit assumptions, plus analysis of key risks to the main forecast. Indicators include:

Construction: Industry value (US$bn); contribution to GDP (%); employment (`000); real growth (%).

Infrastructure: Value (US$bn); contribution to construction industry (%); real growth (%) of transport infrastructure (broken down by railways, airports, roads and bridges, ports and harbours) and energy and utilities (broken down by power plants and transmission grids, oil and gas pipelines, and water infrastructure).

Economy: Economic growth (%); nominal GDP (US$bn); unemployment (%); interest rates (%); exchange rate (against US$).

Company Profiles

Examines the competitive positioning and short- to medium-term business strategies of key industry players. Strategy is examined within the context of BMI's industry forecasts, our macroeconomic views and our understanding of the wider competitive landscape to generate SWOT analyses. The latest financial and operating statistics and key company developments are also incorporated within the company profiles, enabling a full evaluation of recent company performance and future growth prospects.

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Testimonials

'An essential, multi-faceted research tool. BMI’s thorough understanding of the major market players enables an informed – and informative – review of the sector’s actual performance, together with useful insights into current industry issues, which are topped-off with detailed and invaluable forecasts of industry and macroeconomic trends.’

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