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Oman body floats tender for Muscat airport upgrade

Upgrades currently underway at Muscat International Airport in Seeb, including the warehouse and passenger terminal, are moving into high gear

An aerial view of Muscat International Airport in Oman. (Image courtesy of OAMC).
An aerial view of Muscat International Airport in Oman. (Image courtesy of OAMC).

Upgrades currently underway at Muscat International Airport in Seeb, including refurbishment of the warehouse and passenger terminal, are moving into high gear.

Oman Airport Management Company (OAMC), the body tasked with the management and operation of Muscat International Airport among other Oman airports has announced it has invited tenders from international and local companies registered with the Tender Board to build a new warehouse and provide maintenance services in the passenger terminal building.

The work includes design and supervision consultancy services for the construction of a central warehouse building at the airport. OAMC is also looking for a company that can design, supply and install storage systems equipment and tools for maintenance workshops, Times of Oman reported.

In addition, the airports management company has invited tenders for comprehensive operation and maintenance services for electromechanical and civil facilities in the passenger terminal building.

Speaking at the CAPA—Centre of Aviation Global Airport Leaders’ Forum in Dubai in May 2017, OAMC CEO Sheikh Aimen Sultan Al Hosni said its concession with the Oman government was to develop the grounds around the Muscat airport. Al Hosni said developments are “a work in progress,” which he expected to be completed by the deadline set for the second half of 2017.

Presently, the Muscat International Airport is ranked among the top 10 airports in the Middle East, with an average annual growth forecast of 8%, the company indicated in a statement. OAMC said it is aiming for Muscat Airport to be among the world top 20 airports by 2020.

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