Oman’s Transport & Communications Ministry has received revised bids from the three lowest bidders for the construction of the new passenger terminal at Muscat International airport.
The successful bidder will build a new 290,000 square-metre passenger terminal
New prices were submitted by Cyprus-based Joannou & Paraskevaides (J&P), a joint venture of Turkey’s TAV and Athens-based Consolidated Contractors Company (CCC) and a consortium of US’ Bechtel. Oman’s Bahwan and Turkey’s Enka.
When prices were submitted in November last year J&P submitted the lowest bid with a price of RO746m ($1.9bn). TAV/CCC was second at RO748m and the Bechtel/Bahwan/Enka group was third with a bid of RO806m (MEED 6:11:09).
The successful bidder will build a new 290,000 square-metre passenger terminal between the existing runway and a proposed second runway. A light railway will link the new terminal to the existing passenger terminal at Muscat airport.
The Transport Ministry is also planning a new 55,000 square-metre passenger terminal at Salalah International airport. It recieved bids for the construction contract in November last year. The low bidder is a joint venture of Turkey’s Alsim Alarko and India’s Nagarjuna Construction Company with a bid of RO273m. Galfar and Larsen & Toubro’s submitted a joint bid of RO325m, while J&P bid RO353m.
Denmark’s Cowi and local Larsen Architects and Consulting Engineers are the consultants for both airport projects.
In November 2009, Thales was the low bidder for the package with a bid of RO124m. The company also bid RO138m to carry out the same contract with a wider scope. Germany’s Siemens bid RO127m and UK-based Ultra Electronics bid RO278m.