Seven builders vie for Oman airport contract

Construction companies submit bids to build terminal building, cargo terminal at Sohar Airport
Seven builders vie for Oman airport contract
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By Staff writer
Tue 11 Mar 2014 01:20 PM

Seven construction firms are bidding to win the contract for Package-3 (building works) of the new Sohar regional airport in Oman, it was reported on Tuesday.

The bid for the third package was opened at the Tender Board on Monday, with seven shortlisted companies submitting their technical offers.

The companies that submitted technical offers are Carillion Alawi, Larsen & Toubro (Oman), Strabag Oman, Al Turkey Enterprises, Galfar Engineering and Contracting Co, Oman Shapoorji Construction Co and Joannou and Paraskevaides Oman, Construction Week Online reported.

Package-3 includes the construction of a passenger terminal building, cargo terminal and other buildings related to the airport.

The Ministry of Transport and Communication re-floated the tender for Package-3 in September last year, when around 15 companies had indicated interest in the project.

The bids for construction of the Sohar airport project is divided into three packages.

Package-1 included civil works, road network, utilities and falaj protection works, while Package-2 included construction of the runway, taxiway, apron, and all other accessories - both  were awarded to Strabag Oman a few years ago.

Sohar airport is expected to handle 250,000 passengers per year and there will be stands for two aircraft at the airport. The airport will be able to handle up to 50,000 tonnes of cargo per year.

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