Seven companies express interest in Sohar airport

Tender opens for Package-3 contract to construct terminal building

NEWS, Projects, Al Turkey Enterprises, Carillion Alawi, Galfar Engineering and Contracting Co, Joannou and Paraskevaides Oman, Larsen & Toubro (Oman), Oman Shapoorji Construction Co, Sohar regional airport, Strabag oman, Tender Board

Seven local and international construction firms are bidding to win the contract for Package-3 (building works) of the new Sohar regional airport.

The bid for the third package was opened at the Tender Board on Monday, with seven short-listed companies submitting their technical offers.

The companies that submitted technical offers are Carillion Alawi, Larsen & Toubro (Oman), Strabag Oman, Al Turki Enterprises, Galfar Engineering and Contracting Co, Oman Shapoorji Construction Co and Joannou and Paraskevaides Oman.

Package-3 includes the construction of a passenger terminal building, cargo terminal and other buildings related to the airport.

The Ministry of Transport and Communication re-floated the tender for Package-3 in September last year, when around 15 companies had indicated interest in the project.

The bids for construction of the Sohar airport project is divided into three packages.

Package-1 included civil works, road network, utilities and falaj protection works, while Package-2 included construction of the runway, taxiway, apron, and all other accessories - both  were awarded to Strabag Oman a few years ago.

Sohar airport is expected to handle 250,000 passengers per year and there will be stands for two aircraft at the airport. The airport will be able to handle up to 50,000 tonnes of cargo per year.

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