Qatar tenders airport fit-out contract

09 May 2011

Winning firm will fit-out VIP lounges at the New Doha International Airport

Qatar has invited contractors to submit bids for an estimated QR1bn ($275m) fit-out contract at the New Doha International Airport (NDIA).

The NDIA Steering Committee, the client for the new airport project, has invited companies to submit bids by 18 May for the contract to fit out the VIP lounges at the new airport.

“The work will involve fitting marble, wood and lots of complex lighting,” says a source in Doha.

US-based Parsons International project management services for the contract.

The first phase of the new $11bn airport is expected to open in the first quarter of 2012. The development will include two runways and a 140,000 sq m airport terminal, with 24 aircraft gates and capacity to handle 12 million passengers a year.

Athens-based Consolidated Contractors Company (CCC) was recently awarded three construction contracts worth $175m on the NDIA project. The three contracts are for the construction of a main fire station, a second fire station, airport surveillance radar building, administration blocks, a medical centre and employee village, general aviation hangar, general aviation terminal and a solid waste handling facility.

The works, which will take 15 months to complete, also involve the construction of other miscellaneous buildings and external works including utilities, landscaping, road works and car park shade structures.

CCC has replaced China State Construction Engineering Corporation on the three packages, after the Chinese firm had its contract for the work terminated in October 2010 (MEED 4:3:11).

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