Galfar wins $175m Muscat Airport contract

Bid for catering facilities project on Tender Board appears successful

The catering facilities project is part of Muscat Airport's wider expansion.
The catering facilities project is part of Muscat Airport's wider expansion.

Oman-based contractor Galfar Engineering appears to have won a $175m (OMR 67.37m) deal to build catering facilities as part of the Muscat International Airport expansion project.

While there is no official confirmation, Galfar's bid amount matches that announced by the Tender Board on Wednesday 13 November.

Galfar, like other bidders, has submitted four different options, with bid amounts ranging from $165.4m (OMR 63.69m) to $175m (OMR 67.37m).

The competing bidders of the project were Bahwan Contracting, Larsen & Toubro and Joannou and Paraskevaides Oman.

The catering facility is aimed at creating facilities for 30,000 meals a day, with the scope of work including construction of a building to accommodate kitchen equipment for serving several carriers flying from Muscat, including the national airline Oman Air.

It is expected that the construction of the catering building would take 18 months after the award of the project.

The airport’s cargo terminal contract, which is the 12th package of the expansion programme, is still to be awarded.

Muscat Airport’s expansion has around 16 packages, most of which have already been complete or awarded.

However, a few packages, that are mostly service-related contracts, still remain.

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