Sky Oryx originally included Lebanon’s Arabian Construction Company (ACC). However, the contractor has now withdrawn from the consortium. The venture will be assisted by France’s Aeroports de Paris for the detailed design work.

The 30-month contract centres on the construction of concourses A and B, which will have passenger handling capacity of 12 million a year (Qatar, MEED Special Report, 24:2:06, pages 55-57). It does not include the speciality equipment, which will be tendered separately by the client, or the foundations and piling work, which is being carried out by Belgium’s Six Construct.

NDIA also issued in the second week of March a letter of award to Punj Lloyd for the estimated QR 291 million ($80 million) fuel systems package. The contractor was low bidder for the contract when prices were opened from four contractors in late December. The design and build package involves the construction of a fuel tank farm with pumping stations, hydrants and tanker loading stations.

There are more than 30 packages on the NDIA project, of which a further four are due to be awarded by the end of April.