Oman’s Transport & Communications Ministry has received prequalification documents from more than 40 companies for the construction of new passenger terminals at Adam and Ras al-Hadd International airports.

Companies were asked to submit prequalification documents by 10 January 2011. This was later extended to 24 January (MEED 10:11:10).

Phase three work at Ras al-Hadd airport involves building a new 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.

The contract for the second phase, which comprises the construction of a four-kilometre runway, taxiways and aprons was won by the local Desert Line Projects in February 2010. Phase two also involves the provision of fuel hydrant facilities, navigation aids and associated facilities. Phase two is scheduled for completion in 2012.

Package three of Adam airport involves the construction of a new passenger terminal. Strabag Oman won the contract to build a four-kilometre runway at Adam airport in 2009 and also won the contract for civil works on the Sohar airport project.