Hill wins $108.6m contract for Oman airports

PM company wins engineering consultancy contract at Muscat, Salalah

A view of Muscat in Oman. Muscat and Salalah airports are undergoing.
A view of Muscat in Oman. Muscat and Salalah airports are undergoing.

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Hill International has won a $108.6m engineering consultancy contract linked to the expansion project of Muscat and Salalah international airports. The decision was taken by the Tender Board at its meeting on Tuesday, reports Times of Oman.

The contract was won in the face of stiff competition against fellow bidders Dar Al Handasah and AECOM Middle East, according to an official at the Ministry of Transport and Communications, which retendered the work after it decided to cancel the contract of Cowi-Larsen after December 2012.

Hill International will take over the work from Cowi-Larsen and will work in close coordination with various contracting firms involved in the expansion project until its completion in 2014.

The Muscat and Salalah airport expansion project, considered as one of the biggest construction works in the Sultanate, will enhance the passenger handling capacities to 12 million and two million, respectively.

The Ministry of Transport and Communications has set up a National Committee for Airport Development to speed up the massive expansion programmes of two international airports and development of four greenfield regional airports.

This panel, which follows up the work on a daily basis, is working on improving the development programmes of these airports.

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