The Kenya Airports Authority (KAA) has floated a tender for the design and construction of a new terminal at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi.
According to the tender notice issued Thursday, firms bidding for the project must have a minimum turnover of US$200 million or equivalent in other currencies for the entity or the lead firm.
The bidders will also be required to provide tender security by a recognized bank of Sh300 million or equivalent in other currencies by September 21, 2011.
As part of the tender, the bidders will be responsible for financing, design, construction of the new terminal building and associated works, supply, installation of equipment, testing, commissioning and handing over of the new terminal complex to the authority.
The new terminal, estimated to cost about US$500 million, will be linked to the city through a direct railway line set to cost US$109.8 million.
The new terminal complex will have a floor area of 178,000 square meters and 50 international check-in counters, 32 contact and 8 remote gates, associated apron with 45 aircraft stands and 950,000 square metres linking taxiways paved area.
On completion in 2015, the terminal will be de-linked from the existing airport, whose design capacity originally built in 1978 for 2.5 million passengers is constrained to handling more than 6.2 million passengers.