Bids in for airport upgrade

29 July 2005
Evaluation of bids is under way for the contract to build a third terminal at Sanaa International Airport, after companies submitted design and build bids in early July. The client, the Civil Aviation & Meteorological Authority, is expected to make an award in late September (MEED 27:5:05).

According to the bid opening prices, Beijing Urban ConstructionInvestment Development Company is the low bidder at $114 million, followed by Saudi Binladin Groupat $134 million. The others bidders are Turkey's Alarko, Mohamed Abdulmohsin Kharafi & Sonsand Combined Group, both of Kuwait, and a joint venture of Athens-based Consolidated Contractors International Companyand Turkey's TAV .

The contract centres on the construction of a 65,000-square-metre terminal building. The consultant is Beirut-based Dar al-Handasah (Shair & Partners).

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