Bahrain Airport Company has undertaken the evaluation of technical offers from three consultancies for the operational readiness, activation and transition (ORAT) package of its airport modernisation programme (AMP).

The three companies that submitted prices include:

  • Flughafen Munchen (Munich Airport; Germany)
  • Egis Group (France)
  • Fraport AG (Germany)

An evaluation of the commercial offers will be undertaken next.

Bahrain’s airport modernisation programme (AMP) comprises the construction of a new terminal with a capacity to handle 14 million passengers a year.

In January, a team comprising Dubai’s Arabtec Construction and Turkey’s TAV won the $780m main contract for the new terminal. The deal also involves managing contractors that have been awarded specialist systems contracts. They are China’s CIMC for the passenger air bridges ($14m); Vanderlande of the Netherlands for the baggage-handling system ($30m); US-based L3 Communications for the security screening equipment; and Finland’s Kone for the moving walkways, escalators and elevators. A deal was also awarded to France’s SETEC for the design of a maintenance, repair overhaul (MRO) facility.

Other unawarded contracts under the programme include: