A Bechtel-led consortium is designing and building a new $1.8 billion passenger terminal complex at Muscat International Airport in Oman.
The airport, which currently handles about 6 million passengers per year, will have the capacity for 12 million passengers when the terminal expansion is complete in 2014. The project also includes two office buildings, a four-star hotel, two five-level parking garages, and other support structures and roadwork.
The consortium consists of Bechtel, Enka, and Bahwan Engineering Company of Oman. Bechtel has joint ventured with Enka on numerous projects for more than 30 years and most recently worked with Bahwan at the Mining & Metals GBU's Sohar Aluminium Smelter in Oman.
The project builds on a portfolio of airport projects in the Middle East. Since 1970, Bechtel has completed major airports in Saudi Arabia — at Riyadh (King Khalid), Dammam (King Fahd), and Jeddah (King Abdul-Aziz) — and in the United Arab Emirates, at Dubai. Work continues at the New Doha International Airport in Qatar.