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he new $64m landmark Sultan Qaboos

Mosque in Nizwa, being constructed by

Carillion Alawi, is the first building in

Oman to combine the strength of Alshor

Plus and Rapidshor equipment to create huge RMD

Kwikform record-breaking shoring towers.

The towers have been erected in some parts of the

structure up to 43 metres tall, to support the casting of

the dome, concrete slabs and beams, making up the main

areas in the new Sultan Qaboos Mosque, funded by the

Oman government.

The vast scale of the project required RMD Kwikform

to deliver over 1,200 tonnes of equipment to the Carillion

Alawi site, 150 km south west of Muscat.

A change in programme sequencing required both

beams and slabs to be cast at the same time. Engineers

from RMD Kwikform designed an innovative solution to

erect a run of Rapidshor shoring support inside the previ-

ously erected Alshor Plus birdcage, specified for the initial


By combining the strengths of the two products

Carillion Alawi was able to copewith the increased loading


Shoring for



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