Oman receives Adam-Thumrait road bids

29 November 2023
Joint ventures of Saudi and Omani companies were invited to submit bids

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Oman’s Ministry of Transport Communications & Information Technology has received proposals from bidders for packages three, four and five of the Adam-Thumrait road dualisation project. 

The bid submission closing date was 26 November.

The ministry reissued the tender for the contracts on 22 June. The tender is open exclusively for Saudi-Omani joint ventures.

The contracts were first tendered in 2019 and later cancelled.

The bidders include:

  • Galfar Engineering & Contracting (Oman)
  • Strabag Oman (Germany)
  • Oman Building & Contracting (Oman)
  • Abughazlan Trading Contracting (Oman)
  • Sarooj Construction Company (Oman)
  • Ozkar Construction (Turkey)
  • Oman Gulf Company (Oman)
  • Consolidated Contractors Company (Greece)
  • Trading & Development Partnership Company (Saudi Arabia)
  • Hunan Industrial Equipment Installation Company (China)
  • IC Ictas Saudi Arabia (Turkiye/Saudi Arabia)
  • Portex Insaat Sanayii Ticaret (Turkiye)
  • Al-Rafah Trading & Contracting Company (Oman)
  • Marmul Contracting & Trading Company (Oman)
  • Mohammed al-Ali al-Swailem Trading & Contracting Company (Saudi Arabia)
  • Shanfari Partners Company (Oman)
  • Al-Nahdha al-Omaniah Company (Oman)
  • Abuhatim Company (Oman)
  • Egyptian Contracting Company (Egypt)
  • Detonation Blasting Contracting (Oman)
  • China Harbour Engineering Company (China)
  • Al-Tasnim Enterprises (Oman)
  • Al-Rawaf Contracting Company (Saudi Arabia)

US-based Parsons is the consultant for the Adam-Thumrait road expansion project.

The project links Muscat and Salalah through a fully dualised road. The project will upgrade the existing single-carriageway between Adam and Thumrait to a four-lane carriageway.

The 717.5 kilometre (km)-long highway project is divided into five packages.

Packages one and two were completed in 2019. The UAE-based Ghantoot Transport & General Contracting Company was the contractor for package one. Lebanon-based Consolidated Contractors Company (CCC) was the contractor for package two.

Package three covers a 132.5km-long stretch of highway that connects Haima with Maqshan. It includes the construction of roads with 16 detour lanes, an intersection for Maqshan and 19 side parking slots.

Package four is 135km long and connects Maqshan to Dokah. The scope includes the construction of roads with 14 detour lanes and 27 side parking lots.

Package five measures 132.7km and links Dokah with Thumrait. The package includes the construction of roads with 20 detour lanes and 16 parking lots.

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