US-based Parsons has announced that it has been awarded the infrastructure design and construction supervision services contract for the Expo 2020 Dubai site, a 438-hectare landmark development consisting of multiple pavilions, souks, and entertainment venues.
Parsons’ scope of work will include designing, monitoring, managing, and delivering the project’s infrastructure, it said in a statement.
The contract win comes a few months after Parsons was hired by the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) to perform infrastructure design services for the Dubai Water Canal Project, another high profile project in the emirate.
“We are excited that Parsons was selected by Expo 2020 Dubai to help deliver this first ever global showcase staged in the region. Our collective efforts will embody Dubai’s overall mission to spur innovation, opportunity, and connectivity,” said Gary Adams, Parsons Middle East Africa (MEA) president.
“Given the magnitude and distinctiveness of Dubai Expo 2020, this is a significant win for us and we are deeply committed to supporting Dubai with our global and local resources to provide a new level of sustainable design and operational services,” added Todd Wager, Parsons Group president.
Parsons has offices in the UAE, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and Bahrain. Parsons’ portfolio of ongoing projects in the MEA region includes major highways, bridges, rail and transit, airports, ports, water infrastructure, plus hospitals, public schools, universities and mosques.
At its peak, the Dubai Expo 2020 exhibition site at Dubai Trade Centre-Jebel Ali is designed to accommodate up to 300,000 visitors, with average week-day attendance expected at 153,000.
Running October 2020 through April 2021, the Expo will launch the country’s Golden Jubilee celebration and serve as a springboard from which to inaugurate a progressive and sustainable vision for the coming decades.