L&T bags $93.1m contract to build airport in Oman

10 January 2016 (Last Updated January 10th, 2016 18:30)

Larsen & Toubro (Oman), a subsidiary of the engineering and construction firm of India-based Larsen & Toubro (L&T), has won a $93.1m contract to undertake construction work of a regional airport in Oman.

Larsen & Toubro (Oman), a subsidiary of the engineering and construction firm of India-based Larsen & Toubro (L&T), has won a $93.1m contract to undertake construction work of a regional airport in Oman.

As per the terms of the deal, L&T Oman will construct an air traffic control (ATC) building, a passenger terminal building, cargo and other service buildings that comprise mechanical, electrical and plumbing (MEP) works, and special systems, reports Arabianbusiness.com.

Scheduled to be completed in two months, this regional airport will be the third airport project to be executed by the company in Oman.

"Oman has been investing significantly to cut down its dependence on the petrochemical industry, which contributed around 50% to 2014 GDP."

A new terminal with passenger capacity of 12 million every year, which was due to open at the Muscat International Airport, is now expected to open by the end of 2016, about a year later than the earlier estimated schedule.

Oman has been investing significantly to cut down its dependence on the petrochemical industry, which contributed around 50% to 2014 GDP.

In October 2015, Oman's Muscat International Airport had selected CEVA Logistic, a freight management solutions and contract logistics provider, to provide services regarding the return of lost or mishandled baggage at the airport.

Under the three-year contract valued at €1m, it was reported that CEVA Logistic will open a desk in the main arrivals hall of Oman's principal airports, serving customers throughout the year.

As per the arrangement, CEVA will collect the located bags from the handling agent and deliver them to the passenger on the next available delivery.

In September, Oman's Ministry of Transport & Communications had selected Thales to deliver an integrated security solution for installation in two of its newest airports in Muscat and Salalah.