L&T-led consortium bags $764-million airport contract in Oman

A consortium of engineering and construction major Larsen and Toubro Ltd has bagged a $764 million (RO 294,109,999) project for construction of an airport in Oman.

This is L&T's first major engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract in the Gulf state, L&T said in a release today.

Larsen & Toubro's (L&T) Buildings & Factories Operating Company - part of its construction division - along with its partner Galfar Engineering & Contracting SAOG of Oman secured the contract for the design and development of the New Salalah International Airport in the Sultanate of Oman.

The ministry of transport and communications of the Sultanate of Oman awarded the contract to the L&T-Galfar consortium in the face of stiff International competition, the release said.

L&T is the leader of the consortium and its scope of work will be around $500 million (around Rs2,200 crore), to be completed in 30 months.

L&T will undertake the design, including airside and landside works, and construction of the 6.6 lakh sq ft passenger terminal building, air traffic control tower, ancillary buildings, including MEP systems and airport wide system networks.