Cargo Express Village is set to take shape at Bahrain International Airport.

Bahrain Airport Company (BAC) has issued a request for proposal (RFP) for the construction work related to the Cargo Express Village at the Bahrain International Airport (BIA).

The scope of work includes the construction, testing and commissioning of Phase 1-A of Cargo Express Village, according to Bahrain Tender Board.

The key facilities being planned include a warehouses zone spread over a 12,500-sq-m area; two power substations; a landside access road from Al Rayya Highway; a car parking zone and security guard house at the entrance of the Cargo Express Village in addition to water tanks and pumping station and an emergency gate.

Zone A will boast a 5,000-sq-m warehouse facility exclusively for logistics group FedEx in addition to other storage facilities spread over a 7,500-sq-m area.

On the airside of the Cargo Express Village, BAC said the scope of work includes airside security wall with associated works; emergency gate and airside roads and yard, it stated.

According to the Tender Board, bids will be open to only Grade A and Grade AA-rated building contractors registered with the kingdom’s Ministry of Works. The deadline for submitting the bids has been set at September 12, it added (see Tenders, Page 87).