• Kuwait invites firms to build runway and anchors at Kuwait International airport
  • Tender is open to category one contractors of roads and drainage works
  • Submissions are due on 10 October

Kuwait’s Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) is inviting bids for the construction of a runway and anchors at Kuwait International airport (KIA).

The tender is open to category one contractors of roads and drainage works. Submissions are due on 10 October.

Widening the airport’s runways, in addition to constructing new passenger terminals and enhancing control tower facilities, are part of the the $6bn redevelopment plan for the airport.

In August, Kuwait awarded a $4.3bn contract for Terminal 2 of KIA to a joint venture of Turkey’s Limak Holding and the local Kharafi National.

It also recently prequalified 15 consortiums for the auxiliary passenger terminal, which is meant to supplement the existing terminal ‘s capacity while Terminal 2 is under construction.

The auxiliary terminal is expected to be completed in 2018, while Terminal 2 is expected to be operational in 2020. The scope for the former includes a five-year operations and maintenance (O&M) contract.

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