October 26, 2021

Parsons wins Dubai Expo 2020 site contract


Construction consultancy Parsons is to carry out the design and supervise construction of all of the infrastructure works for Dubai’s Expo 2020 site.

The US-based firm said that work will involve designing, monitoring and delivering all infrastructure works for a 438-hectare site, which will include several pavilions, souks and entertainment venues.

“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 president.

The company’s group president, Todd Wager, added: “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.”

Parsons is already overseeing a number of infrastructure packages for major Dubai projects including the Dubai canal and new link roads to the Dubai Parks and Resorts site.

A consortium led by US-based CH2M Hill and UK-based Mace were appointed as real estate programme management consultants for the Dubai Trade Centre Jebel Ali development – the masterplanned area around the site – in January.


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