Oman invites prequalification for two airports

10 November 2010

Oman is developing Ras al-Hadd airport and Adam airport

Oman’s Transport & Communications Ministry is inviting companies to prequalify by 10 January 2011 for phase three of the $250m Ras al-Hadd airport.

Phase three involves building a passenger terminal that will accommodate 500,000 passengers a year, an air traffic control tower, boarding bridges, baggage-handling facilities and security alarms.

Local Desert Line Projects is already carrying out work on the first phase, which involves the construction of access roads and the provision of communications and power facilities.

Local Galfar Engineering won the contract to build phase two. This deal involves the construction of a four-kilometre runway, taxiways and aprons, as well as the provision of fuel hydrant facilities, navigation aids and associated facilities. The runway will be able to accommodate the Airbus A380 aircraft once phase two is complete in 2012 (MEED 25:2:10).

Canada-based airport development consultancy Pryde Schropp McComb together with local Gulf Engineering Consultants won the contract to provide design and construction supervisory services.    

The Transport Ministry is also inviting companies to prequalify by 10 January for phase three of Adam airport. Phase three involves building a passenger terminal. Companies were invited to submit expressions of interest in the provision of services at the airport in May.

Adam airport is located about 30 kilometres outside the city of Adam.

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