Oman’s Transport & Communications Ministry has awarded two contracts worth a total of OR155.1m ($403m) at Muscat International and Salalah International airports.

The first contract worth OR127.5m was awarded to the UK’s Ultra Electronics and covers all electronic infrastructure, including installing information technology and security systems at both airports.

Germany’s Siemens was the low bidder for this contract (MEED 29:4:11).

The second contract worth OR27.6m covers baggage handling facilities at both airports and this was awarded to Netherlands-based Vanderlande Industries.

The main construction contracts for the airport were awarded in 2010. In October, a consortium of US’ Bechtel, the local Bahwan Engineering and Turkey’s Enka won the contract to build the new passenger terminal at Muscat airport (MEED 27:10:10). In November, a joint venture of local Galfar Engineering & Contracting and India’s Larsen & Toubro won the contract to build a new passenger terminal at Salalah airport.

A joint venture of Denmark’s Cowi and local Larsen Architects and Consulting Engineers is the consultant for both airport projects.

Oman’s Transport & Communications Ministry is the client for both airport projects.