Michael Baker to open office in Abu Dhabi
Michael Baker Corp. plans to open an office in Abu Dhabi in order to pursue business opportunities in the Middle East.
The company expects to open the office within the next 30 days, with about a half-dozen employees involved in business development, spokesman David Higie said. If they are successful, the office would be expanded with more employees, he said.
Baker is working with developer Omagine Inc. of New York on securing approval for a proposed $2.5 billion development along Oman's beachfront near its capital, Muscat. Baker is working with Omagine to get approval for its development agreement with Oman's government, along with the design and funding for the project. That multi-year project -- including hotels and commercial and residential properties -- has yet to receive the final approval from Omani authorities, Higie said.
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