Latest tender for US$ 1 bn upgrade to Manama airport for piling works opened

Posted on 15th September 2014

Bahrain aviation authorities have unveiled the latest tender regarding the US$ 1 billion upgrade of Bahrain International Airport, considered to be a key capital project as the facility now lags behinds other airports in the region. The scope of the tender includes all piling works at the Manama-based airport.


Funded by the Abu Dhabi Fund for Development and managed by consultancy Hill International, which was appointed in January 2014, the expansion project is expected to cost around US$ 1 billion and boost capacity to 13.8 million passengers a year, bringing it in line with other airports in the region that have either upgraded or are in the process of doing so, according to Construction Week Online. As such, UAE companies, or joint venture companies where the UAE partner has a 51% share, shall be given a 10% preferential discretionary scoring consideration. The deadline to submit prequalification documents is 22 October 2014.

Earlier this month, Bahrain's transport ministry invited contractors to prequalify for the construction of a new passenger terminal and other buildings that will include all general civil engineering works, MEP, aircraft parking, car parks interiors, and exterior and related works. The contractor will be responsible for managing subcontractors delivering the baggage handling system, passenger loading bridges and all of the airport’s IT systems. The deadline to submit prequalification documents is 15 October 2014. A tender was also floated for specialist IT equipent and ultra-low voltage systems. The deadline expires on 24 September 2014.

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