Oman awards two contracts worth US$ 285.73 mn and US$ for the Adam Thumrait Dual Carriageway project
Posted on 28th November 2014
Abu Dhabi-based Ghantoot Transport and General Contracting Establishment (GTGC) and Consolidated Contractors Co (CCC) are likely to have won the first two contracts of the Adam-Thumrait dual carriageway project, according to news reports in the Muscat Daily.
The Tender Board on Monday awarded the Adam-Thumrait dual carriageway phase one contract for RO 109.99 million (US$ 285.75 million), which is the amount offered by GTGC. GTGC had submitted the lowest bids for both phases of the project. The Board also awarded phase two of the carriageway project for RO91.05 million (US$ 236.52 million) which matches the value submitted by the second-lowest bidder CCC.
Both the tenders were opened in August. The Board, as is normal practice, does not mention the name of companies when it announces the award of contracts.
As many as nine local and international firms had submitted bids for phase one of the 715 kilometer Adam-Thumrait project, while seven firms made offers for phase two.
The project involves conversion of the existing single carriageway between the towns of Adam and Thumrait into a four-lane dual carriageway. It includes several intermittent grade-separated interchanges, cross-drainage structures, camel crossings, and rest and service areas, and weigh stations. Following the completion of the project, the road link between Muscat and Salalah will be fully dualised along its more than 1,000km length.
In total, the Board awarded projects worth over RO 270 million (US$ 701.38 million) on Monday, including a contract for the Barka-Nakhal dual carriageway for RO 64.96 million (US$ 168.75 million).
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