Bechtel JV lands $1.8b Muscat airport deal

New terminal building will triple passenger capacity at Muscat airport

Muscat International Airport's new terminal will be A380 ready. Photo: Getty.
Muscat International Airport's new terminal will be A380 ready. Photo: Getty.

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Oman’s has awarded the construction of a OR703m ($1.8 billion) new terminal building at Muscat International Airport to a joint venture between US engineering firm Bechtel, turkish construction firm Enka and locally based Bahwan Contracting.

When completed, the 332,000m2 terminal will have the capacity to handle 12 million passengers annually – three times its current 4m capacity. The main building will be 460 metres long and 200 metres wide. It will include a four-star hotel with 90 rooms.

The proposed new terminal at Muscat International Airport will be completed by 2014, while further expansions planned in three subsequent phases will ultimately boost the airport’ capacity to 48 million passengers by 2050.

The project program also includes a new control tower and second runway completed and operational by the end of 2013, and the passenger terminal and other buildings by the end of 2014.


 

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