Four consultancy firms are competing to win the project design and supervision consultancy services contract for the expansion and refurbishment of the main terminal building at Bahrain International airport.
The low bidder for the contract is Turkeys NACO with a price of BD10.19m. The second lowest bidder was Frances ADPI with a price of BD11.3m. Lebanons Dar al-Handasah submitted a price of BD14.44m while the US HOK submitted a bid of BD20.2m. Bids were submitted on 15 August.
US company Aecom also submitted a bid but is listed by the Bahrain tender board as suspended from the project.
In early July, six companies submitted bids for the master-planning consultancy services contract for the airport expansion.
Bahrain airport has seen increasing numbers of passengers passing through the facility, with close to a 10 per cent increase in passenger numbers in 2012 compared with 2011. The airport recorded a total of 8,479,884 passengers last year.
Bahrains aviation sector has had a tough few years. During the regional political upheaval in 2011, the countrys airlines and airport had to contend with government restrictions on where passenger aircraft could fly.