Contractors prepare to submit Bahrain airport bids in October

15 September 2015

Firms had been preparing to submit offers on 13 September

Bahrain extends closing date for airport construction bids to October

Local and international contractors are prequalified to bid

New terminal will increase capacity to 13.5 million passengers a year

Bahrain Airport Company has extended the tender closing date to 13 October for the main construction contract for the expansion of Bahrain International airport.

The previous closing date was 13 September, and the original deadline was 1 July.

The contracting groups that have been invited to bid include:

The project, which is being financed by the Abu Dhabi Fund for Development, involves the construction of:

  • A 170,000-square-metre terminal building
  • Associated buildings
  • Infrastructure such as car parks and aircraft parking areas

It also involves managing nominated subcontractors working on specialist packages for:

  • Baggage-handling systems
  • Passenger loading bridges
  • Information technology (IT) systems

When completed, the new terminal is expected to increase the airport’s capacity to 13.5 million passengers a year.

In March, Bahrain’s Transportation & Telecommunications Ministry signed a contract for enabling works on the passenger terminal building with Nicosia-based Cyprus Building and Road Construction Company (CYBROC).

French consultancy ADPI has been appointed by Bahrain Airport Company to perform all studies on the development of the airport over the next 20 years. As well as developing the new terminal, the study also includes determining future schemes that will support the airport’s operations.

US-based Hill International has been awarded the project management consultancy (PMC) for the scheme. Bahrain Airport Company is the client representative working for the Transportation & Telecommunications Ministry.

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