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High bidders win Muscat Airport contract

by Sarah Blackman on May 14, 2009

A US $1.3 billion (OMR500 million) contract to expand Muscat International Airport has been awarded to Turkey's TAV Construction and the Athens-based firm Consolidated Contractors Co (CCC).

Oman’s Ministry of National Economy announced a number of contracts it had awarded on Tuesday. The joint venture CCC-TAV was given the contract even though it was not the lowest bidder for the work.

The two companies' price of $1.32 billion was outbid by the local Galfar Engineering and Contracting Company and India's Larsen & Toubro (L&T), which submitted the lowest bid of $1.28 billion.

"We've won the contract as a joint venture with TAV (Turkey)," senior proposal leader at CCC in Muscat Zahi Saba told Reuters. "The contract should be announced by the client within the next few weeks and work should start thereafter."

The deal involves building the northern runway, taxiway system, aprons, roads, utility buildings and other civil works.

Further packages will cover a terminal building, an air traffic control tower and ancillary buildings.

The CCC-TAV joint venture is also bidding to build the passenger terminal and air traffic control tower at Muscat International.