PROJECTS: Saudi Arabia's likely to award Jubail airport project in Q4

15 companies bid for terminal building contract

  
Image used for illustrative purpose. A truck passes the airport terminal at the construction site for the Berlin Brandenburg international airport (BBI) in Schoenefeld outside Berlin, June 3, 2009. REUTERS/Tobias Schwarz

Image used for illustrative purpose. A truck passes the airport terminal at the construction site for the Berlin Brandenburg international airport (BBI) in Schoenefeld outside Berlin, June 3, 2009. REUTERS/Tobias Schwarz

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Saudi Arabia's General Authority for Civil Aviation (GACA) and the Royal Commission of Jubail and Yanbu (RCJY) are expected to award the main construction contract for their $150 million airport project in Jubail Industrial City, Eastern Province by the fourth quarter of 2020, according to a source.

"The tender was issued on 7 October 2019 with bid submission on 18 August 2020. Bid evaluation is underway, and the main contract is expected to be awarded in December 2020," the source told Zawya Projects, adding that the project completion is scheduled for December 2023.

The bidders for the terminal building includes Shar Construction, Al Mashariq Company, Jawdat Contracting Co, Rawabi Holding Co, Al Rawaf Trading & Contracting, China Railway 18th Bureau Group Co, Shade Corporation, Tareq Al Jaafari Contracting, Shapoorji Pallonji & Co, Abdul Ali Al Ajmi Company, Al Kifah Contracting Co, Al Ayuni Investment & Contracting, Al Yamama, Huta Group and Khonaini International, sources from seven bidders confirmed with Zawya Projects.

The scope of work includes the construction of a passenger terminal building, runway, a control tower, parking spaces, access roads, load centres and utility networks, a second source told Zawya Projects. The annual passenger handling capacity of the airport would be 500,000 passengers.

AERTEC Solutions is the design consultant, the second source added.

(Reporting by Senthil Palanisamy; Editing by Anoop Menon)

(anoop.menon@refinitiv.com)

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