Prospective bidders for the terminal package include: Germany’s Hochtief, with Athens-based Consolidated Contractors International Company (CCC); the South African/local venture of Murray & Roberts Contractors (Middle East)and Al-Habtoor Engineering Enterprises, with Japan’s Takenaka Corporation; Australia’s Multiplex Constructions, with the UK’s Bovis; Philipp Holzmann Abu Dhabi, with the local Al-Hamed Development & Construction; Belgium’s Six Construct, with the local Arabian Construction Company (ACC); and Cyprus-based Joannou & Paraskevaides (J&P).

The estimated $250 million-300 million contract involves the construction of a two-storey building, 11 bays, six remote bays and a 7,000-square-metre shopping area. The new terminal, to be linked to the existing terminal, will have capacity to handle 4 million passengers a year. The consultant for the terminal package is France’s Aeroports de Paris.

The runway tender is due to be released to prequalified firms in the second half of April. It covers the construction of a 1.8-kilometre-long runway and related facilities. The consultant is the UK’s Halcrow Group(MEED 14:9:01).