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Sohar Airport (Package 3)

Owner Oman Ministry of Transport & Communications
Estimated Value US$ 95,000,000
Sector Infrastructure
Sub Sector Airport
Country Oman
City Sohar
Capacity 9,000 sqm built up area Feasibility Start Date Q4-2009
Status Construction Project End Date Q2-2018
Owner Oman Ministry of Transport & Communications
Estimated Value US$ 95,000,000
Sector Infrastructure
Sub Sector Airport
City Sohar
Country Oman
Capacity 9,000 sqm built up area
Feasibility Start Date Q4-2009
Status Construction
Project End Date Q2-2018

Project Overview


Phase 3 of the Sohar airport development includes the construction of a passenger terminal and a cargo terminal. The airport will be built approximately 10 kilometers northwest of the center of Sohar, meaning that it will serve the Batinah region and Sohar Port. The capacity of the terminal is expected to be around 500,000 passengers per year with a land area of 9,000 square meters.

Scope of Work

Construction of:

  • Air traffic control tower
  • Fire/rescue station
  • Lounge areas
  • Catering facilities
  • Passenger terminal
  • Cargo terminal
  • Baggage services
  • Parking for 300 cars
  • Boarding/jet bridges
  • Ground service buildings
  • Review, analyze and develop the evaluation report
  • Performance report
  • Related facilities


The Oman Ministry of Transport and Communication will be funding the $130 million construction of Sohar Airport.

Hurley Consulting is responsible for the cost and finance related work for the scheme.

Additional Notes

Hamza Associates, Robert & Company, and Burgess & Niple is carrying out consultancy services for the scheme.

Indra Consultancy and Technology will supply the project with air traffic management systems that will ensure the safety of the flights and efficiency of the airport.

Thales Group will supply the electronic aerospace navigational systems for the airport.

Selex Sistemi Integrati will be supplying radar systems for the weather and will carry out installation, training, commissioning of doppler weather radar systems and all similar service requirements.

Vaisala Oyj will supply technology systems for the weather forecasting, lightning detection and sounding systems.

Airport Planning and Development Limited (APD) will be responsible for the evaluation of the tenders submitted as well as the reviewing and design of the airport terminals.

ADPI Designers & Planners are the project management consultants (PMC) on the scheme.

Larsen & Toubro will carry out construction works for the project after being officially awarded the EPC contract.


Pre Qualified

ADPI Designers & Planners
Bâtiment 641, Orly zone sud, 91204 Athis Mons Cedex, France
Tel: +33 1 4975 1100


Pre Qualified

Al Turki Enterprises
PC 112
Tel: +968 2459 0140
Carillion Alawi LLC
Carillion Alawi Building, Al Omran Street, Ghala Area
Tel: +968 2461 6111
Larsen & Toubro (L&T)
L&T House, Ballar Estate, Mumbai 400 001
Tel: +91 22 6177 4200


Pre Qualified

Hurley Consulting Associates
25 De Forest Avenue, Summit, NJ 07901
Tel: +908 273 8490


Pre Qualified

Airport Planning & Development Ltd
Lancaster House, 16 Moorfield Business Park, Yeadon, Leeds, LS19 7YA, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Tel: + 44 113 278 5829
Burgess & Niple (B&N)
5085 Reed Road, Columbus, OH 43220, United States of America
Tel: +1 614 459 2050
Hamza Associates
5, Ibn Marawan Street, Dokki, Cairo, Egypt
Tel: +20 23 760 7238
Indra Consultancy and Technology
Avenida de Bruselas, 35, 28108 Alcobendas, Madrid, Spain
Tel: +34 91 480 5000
Robert and Company
229 Peachtree Street, N.E. International Tower, Suite 2000, Atlanta, GA 30303, United State of America
Tel: +1 404 577 4000
Selex Sistemi Integrati (Selex ES S.p.A)
Piazza Monte Grappa 4, 00195 Rome, Italy
Tel: +39 064 1501
Thales Group
Tour Carpe Diem, 31 Place des Corolles - CS 20001, 92098 Paris La Defense Cedex, France
Tel: +3 31 5777 8000
Vaisala Oyj
Vanha Nurmijärventie 21, 01670 Vantaa, Finland
Tel: +358 9 89 491


Nov 2015

Larsen & Toubro has won the main construction contract on phase 3 of the scheme. Construction works are expected to conclude in the first half of 2018.

May 2015

Bids are still being evaluated by the Ministry of Transport and Communication.

Oct 2014

Larsen & Toubro have emerged as the lowest bidder with a bid price of $90 million.

Apr 2014

All the companies have also submitted their commercial bids.

Mar 2014

The subsequent companies have submitted their technical bids for the construction contract:

  • Al Turki Enterprises
  • Amberza Pizzaroti & S.B.A
  • Bahwan Contracting Company
  • Carillion Alawi
  • Consolidated Contractors Company (CCC)
  • Daewoo Engineering & Construction
  • Desert Line Projects
  • Galfar Engineering & Contracting
  • Gulf Leighton
  • HanJin Heavy Industries & Construction
  • Joannou and Paraskevaides Oman L.L.C.
  • Larsen & Toubro
  • Strabag
  • TAV Construction
  • Oman Shapoorji Construction Co. LLC
Dec 2013

The bid submission deadline has been pushed back to the first quarter of 2014.

Aug 2013

Tenders for the construction contract has been issued. The deadline to submit bids is 16th December.

Jun 2012

Detailed design works are almost complete.

Feb 2011

The JV of Hamza Associates, Robert & Company, and Burgess & Niple have started detailed design works on the scheme.

Dec 2010

The following companies have been chosen for providing various services:

  • Airport Planning & Development Limited (APD)
  • Burgess & Niple
  • Hamza Associates
  • Hurley Consulting
  • Indra Consultancy and Technology
  • Robert & Company
  • Selex Sistemi Integrati
  • Thales Group
  • Vaisala Oyj
Sep 2010

Conceptual design works have commenced.

Dec 2009

Hamza Associates, Robert & Company, and Burgess & Niple have been selected as consultancy providers on the scheme.

Oct 2009

Feasibility study on phase 3 of the Sohar airport development project has commenced.