Eleven shortlisted for terminal contract

27 August 2004
A total of 11 companies and groups have been prequalified by airport authority Office National des Aeroports (ONDA) for an estimated MD 620 million ($70 million) contract to build and equip a third terminal building at Mohammed V airport near Casablanca. ONDA plans to issue the tender by the end of September.

The prequalifiers include: Bouyguesand Vinci, both of France, TepeAkfenVentures(TAV) and Mak-yol Insaat, both of Turkey, and Spain's Obrascon Huarte Lain (OHL).

The project, part-funded by a loan from the Arab Fund for Economic & Social Development (AFESD), forms part of an MD 850 million ($96 million) plan to double the airport's capacity to 7.5 million passengers a year.

Local companies EMTand GTRhave completed a $14 million second runway, and a new control tower is also planned by 2006. The expansion is the principal element of an MD 1,400 million ($155 million) programme to increase the kingdom's total airport capacity to 10 million passengers a year. Modernisation and expansion work is also under way or planned at Marrakech, Tangier, Dakhla, Oujda, Al-Hoceima and Laayoune airports (MEED 18:6:04; 19:3:04).

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