The upgrade contract for Terminal 2 at Cairo International Airport in Egypt is expected to be awarded soon.
Cairo Airport Company has pre-qualified 15 companies to bid for the $400m project, according to MEED.
The companies that have pre-qualified to bid include Orascom Construction Industries, Besix, TAV Airports Holding, Consolidated Contracting Company and Hassan Allam Sons.
As part of the project, the existing terminal will be upgraded to handle 7.5 million passengers annually, up from its current capacity of 3.5 million passengers a year.
It will also involve the construction of a new departure hall, airside pier and larger gates to accommodate Airbus A380 aircraft.
Construction work is expected to take about three years, with completion estimated for 2013.
The World Bank approved a $280m loan in March to finance the renovation.