Oman invites bids for key airport project
Muscat, December 4, 2013
Oman’s Special Economic Zone Authority at Duqm (Sezad) has invited tenders for the main building works for the new airport project.
The new airport is considered to be a new gateway of the coastal city of Duqm which is being developed as the country’s next major industrial and shipping hub.
The terminal will have a total gross floor area of 13,350 sqm and a facility to park 200 cars. The runway will be 4 km long.
The tender is open to local Grade One and above contractors as well as international contractors, and bids are expected to be submitted by January 19, said officials at Sezad.
The Duqm airport project has been conceived as part of a larger plan to set up a modern seaport in the southeast of Oman. The site was chosen in view of its potential to attract substantial investment in various verticals, particularly the oil shipping industry.
The tenders for Package Three of the new development calls for the construction of a passenger terminal, cargo terminal, fire-fighting station, rescue fire-training complex ground support equipment workshop, a 36-m-high air traffic control complex and support facility buildings.
The scope of works includes utilities, civil works, landscaping, and ancillary works.
Sezad has signed up ADPI as the project management consultants for the development. The principal consultant (design) for the runway, taxiway, access road, terminal building and other facilities is Parsons International and Company, while IbnKhaldunAlmadaen Engineering Consultants is responsible for the supervision work.
Package One of the project, which involves civil works for the provision of utilities, fencing and road access to the airport site, is being undertaken by Desert Line Projects; while Package Two, entailing construction of the runway and installation of aircraft landing instruments, has been assigned to Hanjin Heavy Industries and Construction Company.-TradeArabia News Service