CCC wins Batinah Expressway package 6

11 August 2013

The $322m tender is for construction of 45km stretch of Batinah Expressway in Oman

Athens-based Consolidated Contractors Company (CCC) has won a $322m contract for the sixth package of the Batinah Expressway project in Oman.

A total of 14 local and international firms bid for the 45-kilometre-long sixth package of the 265km highway. CCC was originally the fourth-lowest bidder for the contract, placing a bid of $340m. 

India’s Larsen & Toubro, and local firms Sarooj Construction and Batco Group, were the lowest bidders for the package, submitting bids of $301m, $318m and $324m, respectively.

The tender is among a total of 11 packages on the Batinah Expressway, which will extend from the current Muscat Expressway to Khatmat Malaha, located on the Oman/UAE border. The entire project is estimated to cost about RO1bn ($2.6bn).

In July, Larsen & Toubro was awarded a $353m contract for the project’s fourth package, which involves construction of a 50km road from Halban in Muscat to Khatmat Malaha in Batinah.

In 2012, Oman’s Transport and Communications Ministry awarded the contract for package one of the project to local Galfar Engineering for RO138.9m.  

The contract for the second package, awarded in 2012 then cancelled three months ago, has been retendered by the ministry.

In April, the contract for package three of the project was awarded to India’s Simplex Infrastructures for RO122.35m.

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