A contract to oversee the design and construction of a second terminal at Bahrain International Airport could be awarded as early as next week, according to the CEO of Bahrain Airports Company (BAC).
Construction and project management firm Hill International had tendered a bid of $34.5m for the eight-year contract, followed by Mace International with a bid of $30.8m, Osama Al Ali said.
A third company, Turner International, was invited to tender but did not respond, Al Ali told Construction Week.
He said they hoped to award the design contract and construction contract before the end of the year, with construction scheduled to start in early 2010.
The first phase of the project will increase the airports annual capacity to 12 million people once completed in 2011.
The long term plan for the airport will see capacity rise to 28 million by 2030, a vision which will be completed over five phases. Phase two is to start in 2012 with completion set for 2015.
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