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
The previous closing date was 13 September, and the original deadline was 1 July.
The contracting groups that have been invited to bid include:
- Consolidated Contractors Company (CCC; Athens-based) /Shapoorji Pallonji (India)
- Ghantoot Group (UAE) / Acciona (Spain)
- GP Zachariades (local) / Al-Faraa (UAE) / Rizanni de Eccher (Italy)
- Habtoor Leighton Group (UAE/Australia) / Hochtief (Germany) / Nass Mechanical (local)
- Larsen & Toubro (India) / Gulf Asia Contracting (Saudi Arabia)
- Limak (Turkey)
- M10 (UAE) / Posco (South Korea)
- Nass Group (local) / Six Construct (Belgium)
- Saudi Binladin Group (Saudi Arabia)
- Shade Corporation (Saudi Arabia) / Astaldi (Italy) / Ictas (Turkey)
- TAV (Turkey) / Arabtec Construction (UAE)
- Trojan (UAE) / OHL (Spain)
- Vinci (France)
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 airports capacity to 13.5 million passengers a year.
In March, Bahrains 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 airports 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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