Oman Awards Contract for Second Phase of Ras Al Hadd Airport Project

2 March 2010 (Last Updated March 2nd, 2010 18:30)

Oman's Ministry of Transport and Communications has awarded a contract to Galfar for the implementation of Phase 2 of the Ras Al Hadd Airport project. Under the OMR40.5m (US$103m) contract, Galfar will construct a 4km long runway, taxiway and apron, as well as provide fuel hydrant facil

Oman's Ministry of Transport and Communications has awarded a contract to Galfar for the implementation of Phase 2 of the Ras Al Hadd Airport project.

Under the OMR40.5m (US$103m) contract, Galfar will construct a 4km long runway, taxiway and apron, as well as provide fuel hydrant facilities and navigation aids, according to Zawya.com.

Once completed, the runway will be able to accommodate large aircraft such as Boeing 747s and Airbus A380s.

Galfar will also undertake the levelling of areas earmarked for the construction of the terminal and other buildings, as part of Phase III of the airport development project.

The transport ministry has asked Galfar to complete the second phase of the airport project within two years from when construction begins.

Phase III of the project will include the construction of a 20,000m² passenger terminal to accommodate up to two gated aircraft ranging from regional jets to the Boeing 747.

Phase III will also include construction of an air traffic control (ATC) tower, boarding bridges, baggage handling and security systems and fire-fighting facilities.