It has prequalified for a €500m Diba-Lima-Khasab highway project in Oman and is bidding for a water treatment contract in Bahrain, FCC’s CEO Juan Bejar announced while visiting both countries last week. Meeting with government officials and business leaders, he said that FCC wants to become a loyal partner in the development of infrastructure in Bahrain and Oman.
Through the contracts in Bahrain and Oman, FCC is looking to strengthen its position in the Middle East, where it recently won a contract to build a section of the Doha metro red line in Qatar. Last month an FCC-led consortium also began work on the Riyadh metro where it building lines 4, 5 and 6 of the €6bn project.
In Bahrain, Bejar underlined the importance of infrastructure and citizen services such water management for the country’s economy. FCC Aqualia, the company's water division, is bidding for the design, construction and 10-year operation of the Tubli water treatment plant.
In Oman, FCC has already prequalified for the €500m Diba-Lima-Khasab highway projectin the Straits of Hormuz zone. In addition, FCC has just formed a consortium with an Indian company and a local Omani company in order to present an expression of interest for the construction of a railway project. The first 250km section of the project is valued at €720m.
FCC Aqualia is bidding for three projects that are currently in the prequalification phase. Two of these projects are in Bahrain and one in Oman.
In Bahrain the biggest project FCC Aqualia is bidding for is the design, construction and 10-year operation of the Tubli water treatment plant, which has a capacity of 200,000m3/day. One of the projects in Oman is the design, construction and 20-year operation of a desalination plant in Salalah, with a 200.000m3/day capacity.