Oman delays Duqm airport tender

27 October 2009

Ministry gives firms more time to prepare bids for runway infrastructure

Oman’s Transport & Communication Ministry has extended the tender closing date to 16 November for the second construction package at Duqm airport, to give bidders more time to prepare.

The original closing date was 28 September.

The winning contractors will build infrastructure for the runway and add to the RO27.2m ($71m) basic infrastructure works package that Oman’s Desert Line Projects won in September 2008 (MEED 20:8:09).

The ministry is also evaluating bids for the consultancy contract to supervise the construction of the airport.

It received offers from Denmark’s Cowi and Oman’s Ibn Khaldun Almadaen Engineering Consultants (MEED 8:3:09).

Duqm airport will complement a new drydock and ship-building facility being built in the city.

The ministry expects to open the airport in 2012.

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