Kuwait’s Directorate-General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has selected Danish firm BBHS, a subsidiary of Beumer, to supply the the KD1.3bn ($4.3bn) Terminal 2 at Kuwait International airport with baggage handling system (BHS) .

MEED understands DGCA  received the final BHS package bids in January. The bids evaluation process is understood to have been completed over the summer.

Tukey-based Limak commenced construction of the airport’s superstructure earlier this year. This entails commissioning what the firm describes as the region’s “largest steel and concrete cassette factory, a precast arch factory and 33 tower cranes with a lifting capacity of 100,000 tonnes”.

Limak won the contract to build the new terminal in 2016.

In May, it signed a KD249.2m ($830m) syndicated credit agreement with National Bank of Kuwait (NBK) and Kuwait Finance House (KFH) to partly finance the construction works.

Terminal 2 is expected to handle 25 million passengers a year and accommodate all aircraft types through 51 gates and stands upon completion in 2022.

MEED has reported that package 2 of the Kuwait International airport development will be out to tender before the end of the year.

Package 2 covers the construction of passenger services buildings and roads that connect to Terminal 2.

Kuwait’s Ministry of Public Works (MPW) prequalified 22 groups for the contract. The majority of the firms prequalified to bid were approved to tender for the contract to build Terminal 2 in 2014.

MPW also expects to receive bids by 25 November for the project management consultancy (PMC) contract for Terminal 2 and package 2.

Firms invited to bid for the contract include:

  • CH2M (US)
  • Egis (France)
  • Hill International (US)
  • Ineco (Spain)
  • Louis Berger (US)
  • Parsons (US)
  • SNC-Lavalin (Canada)
  • Turner & Townsend (UK)