Oman Aquarium, Oman, Muscat.

Advanced Aquarium Technologies (AAT) delivers the Middle East’s largest themed aquarium, home to 30,000 animals in over 55 exhibits.

Project Overview

The Oman Aquarium is a premier visitor attraction at the Mall of Muscat, a vast multi-purpose retail and entertainment venue.

The multi-story, 5,600-square-meter aquarium has a 1,800,000-litre main tank viewed through a 9-meter x 7-meter viewing panel that weighs 30 tonnes.

24.02.2019 Main Tank (155)Al Jarwani Entertainment contracted AAT to design, construct and deliver this project including a review of the concept, schematics and complete design development including the interior architecture.

To accelerate construction, AAT concurrently manufactured Fibre-Reinforced Polymer (FRP) exhibit tanks offsite at global prefabrication hub, complete with rockwork and theming.

OmanAAT was also responsible for life support systems as well as acrylic thermoforming and bonding.

Oman 1Advanced Aquarium Technologies’ sister-company – AAT Acrylics – manufactured and supplied the acrylic.

Oman Aquarium, Seeb, Muscat, Oman

Client
Al Jarwani Entertainment

Staff On-site
32 during construction

Time Frame
2016 to 2018

Main Tank Water Volume
1,800,000 litres

75 tonnes of acrylic

30-tonne main window

Three operational staff were on site for two years

Cool Links

An exceptional portfolio of in-house capabilities.

  • A seamless start-to-finish service.
  • More than project coordinators - we are the lead supplier of equipment and services too.
  • We offer productive collaboration between multi-disciplinary teams and resources.
  • Our logistical and project management track record provides total peace-of-mind.
  • A high-level of internal delivery means excellent control over quality assurance.
  • System-thinking from design to execution, for a cost-efficient and durable aquarium that is easy to operate and spectacular to see.

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Phase 1

Design

The first phase addresses feasibility, budgeting, concept development, creative themes, visitor-experience design and journey-mapping, detailed engineering and project planning.

Phase 2

Build

The second phase focuses on acrylic manufacturing, construction and installation, the supply and installation of life support systems, waterproofing, lighting, filling and stocking the tanks.

Phase 3

Operate

The third phase includes handing the aquarium over to its owners and operators. Also included this phase, for older aquariums, are services relating to refurbishment and renovation.

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