DGCA is also evaluating bids for the long-range radar system and associated civil works package. Six companies priced the estimated KD 9 million ($29 million) contract last year (MEED 9:11:01).

The next package on the expansion programme will be worth about KD 13 million ($42 million) and will cover control systems, a meteorology centre, a command centre and related civil works. Tender documents will be issued by mid March (see Special Report, page 29).

The estimated $300 million expansion programme, knows as the Kuwait Airspace System Plan (KASP), is being implemented in several phases. The other major components of the scheme are the supply and installation of a new MSSR approach radar system, an airport data integration network and a low-level windshear alert system.

DGCA is planning to renovate the existing terminal and to extend the west runway by 600 metres.

Germany’s Lahmeyer International is the consultant on KASP.