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Ghantoot submits lowest bid for Oman road project

Tender for part 1 and 2 of the Adam-Thumrait road dualisation

Picture for illustrative purposes only.
Picture for illustrative purposes only.

 

Ghantoot Transport and General Contracting Establishment (GTGC) has submitted the lowest bids for part 1 and 2 of the Adam-Thumrait road dualisation project.

Nine local and international firms have submitted bids for the first two sections of the 715km-long project. The tenders were opened last week.

According to a report in Muscat Daily, around 22 ‘excellent grade’ companies had expressed interest when the tenders were first floated by the Ministry of Transport and Communications in October last year.

Seven companies - Galfar Engineering and Contracting, Strabag Oman LLC, Ozkar Construction Co, Consolidated Contractors Co, GTGC, Dogus Construction Oman LLC and Khalid Bin Ahmed & Sons LLC - submitted bids for both the sections, while Sarooj Construction Co and Simplex Infrastructures submitted bids for just part 1 of the project.

Abu Dhabi-based GTGC has quoted RO109.99mn and RO88.5mn for part 1 and 2 respectively. For the first section, Indian construction giant Simplex Infrastructures was the second lowest bidder at RO119.04mn, while Dogus Construction was the highest bidder with a price of RO188.2mn. For part 2, Consolidated Contractors, at RO91.05mn, was the second lowest bidder, while Dogus Construction, at RO150.63mn, quoted the highest.

The project involves conversion to a four-lane dual carriageway from the existing single carriageway between the towns of Adam and Thumrait. It includes several intermittent grade-separated interchanges, cross-drainage structures, camel crossings, and rest and service areas and weigh stations.

The 715km carriageway has been divided into different segments and part 1 and 2 are the first two segments of the project. Following the completion of this project, the link between Muscat and Salalah will be fully dualised along its more than 1,000km length. 

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