South Korea’s Hanjin Heavy Industries & Construction Company has won the $115m second infrastructure package at Duqm International airport in Oman.

Package two covers the airfield infrastructure, which includes building a 4-kilometre-long runway. Oman’s Transport & Communications Ministry received bids from five contractors on 13 June (MEED 24:6:10).

Package two covers the airfield infrastructure, which includes building a 4-kilometre-long runway

Hanjin Heavy Industries & Construction Company submitted the lowest bid with a price of OR42.9m ($111.4m), followed by India’s Larsen & Toubro, which submitted a bid of OR46.6m. The local Galfar Engineering & Contracting submitted the third-lowest bid with a price of OR50.4m. Athens-based Consolidated Contractors Company (CCC) and Turkey’s Makyol submitted bids of OR54.9m and OR64.6m respectively.

Nine groups submitted bids for the original second infrastructure package in December 2009, although this was later retendered. Desert Line Projects won a previous infrastructure package for the $71m airport scheme in September 2008.

The contract at Duqm airport follows two major contracts awards for Muscat and Salalah International airports earlier this year. In October, a consortium of the US’ Bechtel, the local Bahwan Engineering and Turkey’s Enka won the deal to build a new passenger terminal at Muscat, while a joint venture of local Galfar Engineering & Contracting and India’s Larsen & Toubro won the terminal contract at Salalah.