L&T wins Oman Adam air base construction contract

Posted on 18th September 2014

Indian construction conglomerate Larsen & Toubro (L&T) has won a contract for the construction of Adam Air base in the Sultanate of Oman. The deal was awarded by the Ministry of Defence and the work will be carried out by L&T subisidary, L&T Oman.

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L&T said the work at the Al Dakhiliya Governorate air base was won against stiff international competition. S.N. Subrahmanyan, member of the Board and Sr. EVP (Infrastructure and Construction), L&T, said: “We have been gradually establishing our credentials in the Middle East and, especially in Oman, as a construction organisation of calibre with the successful execution of many prestigious projects including the Salalah International Airport.

"This order that we have won is a reaffirmation of our capability to deliver projects of magnitude and high criticality with superior quality within stipulated timelines.” The award follows shortly after L&T announced it had won a contract from Saudi Electricity Company (SEC) to build a high-voltage double circuit transmission line in eastern Saudi Arabia.

Meanwhile, L&T is reported to have put in the lowest bid to build a passenger terminal and other support facilities at Sohar Airport. The terminal building at Sohar Airport is designed to handle half a million passengers per year.

The company submitted an US$ 89.7 million (OMR 34.54 million) bid, which was 23.9% lower than the closest competing bid from Carillion Alawi at US$ 117.9 million (OMR 45.38 million). It is already building an expansion to Salalah Airport in Salalah in a joint venture with Galfar.

In July, L&T won a US$ 94.2 million (OMR 36.27 million) contract to build a passenger terminal at Duqm airport. The company was the lowest bidder among three companies that submitted bids for the project, according to news on ConstructionWeekOnline.

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