For the utility package, the low bidder is the joint venture of Turkey’s Aktorand the UAE’s ETA Engineering & Contractingat QR 1,480 million ($406 million), closely followed by the only other bidder, Japan’s Marubeni Corporation, at QR 1,500 million ($412 million). Three prices were opened for the air traffic control and navigation aids facility package. Athens-based Consolidated Contractors International Company (CCC)is the low bidder at QR 298.8 million ($82 million) followed by Belgium’s Six Constructat QR 305.7 million ($84 million) and a joint venture of France’s Vinciand the local Midmac Contractingat QR 326.6 million ($89.7 million).

Technical bid evaluation is ongoing for both the airline support and airport operations packages. For the airline support facilities, the bidders are: Turkey’s Enka; a joint venture of Aktor, the local Darwish Engineering, Bahrain’s Cebarcoand Italy’s Cimolai; and Cyprus-based Joannou & Paraskevaides (J&P). For the airline operations facilities, the bidders are Turkey’s Baytur, El-Seif Engineering Constructionof Saudi Arabia and J&P. In total, there are more than 20 separate packages on the NDIA project.