Four firms vie for Sohar airfield work

Passengers at Seeb International. (SUPPLIED)

Four foreign firms are in the race for the second phase of Oman's airport construction contract, in a deal expected to be worth up to RO41 million (Dh391.5m), an official said yesterday.

"The second phase of the Sohar airport airfield work will include the construction of the runway, aircraft parking facilities, electrical works and lighting systems," said the tender board official.

South Korean firm Hanjin Heavy Industries put in the highest bid of RO41.08m, followed by Athens-based Consolidated Contractors Co (CCC) for RO41.03m. India's Larsen & Toubro tendered for RO30.3m while Strabag of Greece bid RO28.6m.

There are also two bids from local companies. Galfar Engineering put in a bid for RO29.5m and Desert Line at RO29.8m. The tender was closed on January 4 and the government is currently evaluating the bids for the contract due to be awarded in the second half of this year. Oman is also building two other airports at Duqm and Ras Al Hadd while the Muscat airport is being extended.


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