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.

France’s Thales is the frontrunner for the package to supply the full IT and security systems for Muscat and Salalah International airport (MEED 26:8:10).

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.