Bids open for more NDIA work

23 September 2005
Bid prices were opened in mid-September for a further two design and build packages on the $2,500 million New Doha International Airport (NDIA) project, covering the utility and air traffic control tower works. Technical bids are also under evaluation for two more contracts. The client is the NDIA Steering Committee; US-based Bechtelis the engineering, procurement and construction management (EPCM) contractor (MEED 9:9:05).

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.

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