The airfield and road tunnel package covers the construction of the runway, taxiways, aprons and a mid-field road tunnel, as well as the installation of utilities and airfield lighting. The main elements include: the laying of 650,000 cubic metres of asphalt concrete and 1.3 million cubic metres of aggregate sub-base; the construction of a 650-metre-long tunnel; the installation of 46 kilometres of concrete-lined culverts and 12.5 kilometres of underground pipeline; and the construction of four substations.

Prequalification was launched in October for the passenger terminal foundations package and the on-site concrete supply package (MEED 22:10:04).

The client is also close to awarding the estimated $450 million-500 million dredging and reclamation package. It has been in negotiation with the two lowest bidders and is expected to make a selection by early December. When prices were opened in late October, a four-strong joint venture, made up of Belgium’s Dredging International, the US’ Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company, Royal Boskalis Westminsterof the Netherlands and Qatar Dredging Company, was the low bidder for the contract at $489 million, followed by Belgium’s Jan de Nulat $495 million.