Bahrain sets September deadline for airport bids

12 July 2015

Terminal building is kingdom’s largest upcoming construction project

  • Bahrain extends closing date for airport construction bids to September
  • Local and international contractors are prequalified to bid
  • New terminal will increase capacity to 13.5 million passengers a year

Bahrain Airport Company has extended the tender closing date for the main construction contract for the expansion of Bahrain International airport to 13 September.

The closing date was previously 5 August. The original deadline was 1 July.

The contracting groups that have been invited to bid include:

The project, which is being financed by the Abu Dhabi Fund for Development, involves the construction of:

  • A 170,000-square-metre terminal building
  • Associated buildings
  • Infrastructure such as car parks and aircraft parking areas

It also involves managing nominated subcontractors working on specialist packages for:

  • Baggage-handling systems
  • Passenger loading bridges
  • Information technology (IT) systems

When completed, the new terminal is expected to increase the airport’s capacity to 13.5 million passengers a year.

In March this year, the Transportation & Telecommunications Ministry signed a contract for enabling works on the passenger terminal building with Nicosia-based Cyprus Building and Road Construction Company (CYBROC).

French consultancy ADPI has been appointed by Bahrain Airport Company to perform all studies on the development of the airport over the next 20 years. As well as developing the new terminal, the study also includes determining future schemes that will support the airport operations.

US-based Hill International has been awarded the project management consultancy (PMC) for the scheme. Bahrain Airport Company is the client representative working for the Transportation & Telecommunications Ministry.

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