Dubai-based Amana Pipeline Construction has been selected for two engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) packages worth close to $70m on a new fuel farm at Bahrain International airport.

The packages, which are part of the Bahrain International Airport Upgrade, were tendered by Bahrain Airport Company (BAC) and National Oil and Gas Authority (Noga) in the third quarter of 2016.

Amana Pipeline Construction was selected ahead of several local and international companies submitting bids for the two packages in November.

Amana Pipeline Construction submitted the lowest bid of $56.8m for the larger package – New Aviation Fuel Farm – and the second-lowest bid of $10m for the New Aviation Fuel Hydrant package.

MEED revealed earlier this week that Bahrain is planning to build a general aviation terminal that will supplement the new passenger terminal building that is currently being built at Bahrain International airport.

The expansion of the existing terminal at Bahrain International airport will boost the capacity to 15 million passengers a year from the current 9 million. The project has at least 15 separate EPC packages at various stages of completion.

Construction work started on the $1.1bn new terminal building at Bahrain International airport last year after a contract was awarded to a team of the UAE’s Arabtec Construction and Turkey’s TAV in January 2016.