Oman’s Transport & Communications Ministry has received bids from 19 companies for the $120m expansion of the general cargo terminal at Salalah port.
The bid deadline was 27 September, after two delays from the original date of 12 July (MEED 7:9:10).
The expansion of the general cargo terminal involves building an additional 1,200 metres of multi-purpose berths, a new northern breakwater, facilities for dry-bulk commodities and a new liquids jetty. The expansion will increase capacity at the terminal to 40 million tonnes of dry-bulk commodities and five million tonnes of liquid products each year.
The Transport & Communications Ministry is expected to award the contract in early 2011.
The bidders include:
- Bam Contractors (Netherlands-based)
- Afcons Infrastructure (India)
- Galfar Engineering & Contracting (local)
- Consolidated Contractors Company (Athens-based)
- Ballast Nedam (Netherlands-based)
- Archirodon Construction Company (Riyadh-based)
- Hindustan Construction Company (India)
- Sambu Construction Company (South Korea)
- Essar Ports & Terminals (India)
- Muhibbah Engineering (Malaysia-based)
- Strabag (Austria)
- National United Engineering and Contracting Company (local)
- Carillion Alawi (local)
- 115 Construction and Installation (local)
- Simplex Infrastructures (India)
- Gammon India
- China Harbour Engineering Company
- STX Construction Company (South Korea)
- GS Engineering & Construction Company (South Korea)
The expansion of the terminal is part of the $645m expansion of the Port of Salalah that will be carried out over a period of 20 years.