Tenders opened for new packages of Oman’s Al Batinah Expressway project

omanhighway-prasadpillai-flickrThe Al Batinah Expressway links Muscat to Sohar Port and the border of the UAE. (Image source: Prasadpillai/Flickr) Oman’s Tender Board has stated that tenders for packages 7,8 and 9 of the Al Batinah Expressway project have been opened, with 12 local and international construction firms already having submitted their offers

The Tender Board, which handles major government projects in the sultanate, said that the Al Batinah Expressway has been divided into 11 packages, out of which six have been awarded. Oman’s Ministry of Transport and Communication (MoTC) first floated the tenders in July 2014.

For packages 7, 8 and 9, seven firms including Consolidated Contractors Co. (CCC) Oman, Larsen & Toubro (Oman) LLC, Galfar Engineering and Contracting, Al Wataniyah United Engineering LLC, Gharbia Enterprises Establishment, Ozkar Construction Co. and Fedrici Striling Batco have submitted offers.

For packages 8 and 9, Abu Hatim Co., Simplex Infrastructures and Onur International LLC have submitted tenders, while Turkish construction firm Sezai Turkes Feyzi Akkaya (STFA) Ltd submitted its offer for packages 7 and 9. Oman Shapoorji Construction and Marmul Contracting and Trading Co. submitted offers for package 8, while Dogus Oman submitted for package 7.

The Al Batinah Expressway is 265 km long, and is valued at US$2.6bn. Upon completion, the expressway would link Muscat to Sohar Port and the border of the UAE.

 

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