KMV Wins Belagavi Airport New Terminal’s Construction Contract

KMV Projects on Friday was declared as the lowest bidder for the civil construction work of a new terminal building at Belagavi Airport, also known as Belgaum Airport, in Karnataka.

Belagavi Airport’s existing domestic terminal by Airports Authority of India (AAI) has a built-up area of 3,600 sq.m and is capable of handling 300 peak-hour passengers. Its apron can handle 6 narrow-body aircrafts (eg. B737, A320).

The new terminal equipped with 4 aerobridges will boost the airport’s handling capacity to 2400 peak hour passengers (1200 arrival pax + 1200 departure pax). After it becomes operational, the existing terminal will be repurposed to manage arrivals. Per AAI’s consultant Landrum and Brown, this will enable the airport to handle a traffic demand of 2.0 million passengers per annum (mppa) up to 2037.

AAI had invited tenders for the project’s civil construction contract in November 2023 with a Rs. 265.04 crore estimate and 2 year completion deadline. Technical bids were opened in December 2023 to reveal 7 bidders.

Financial Bid Values

FirmBid (Rs. Crore)
KMV Projects220.08
CS Construction Company221.46
Harsh Constructions224.03
Girdhari Lal Constructions229.30
Renaatus Projects239.91
KPC Projects243.38
BG Shirke Construction Technology277.64

AAI’s Brief Scope: Construction of New Domestic Terminal Building and miscellaneous works at Belagavi Airport

KMV Projects’ bid of Rs. 220.08 crore was well below AAI’s estimate of Rs. Rs. 265.04 crore, so a contract should be awarded in the coming weeks without a long financial bid evaluation period.

As shared in the past, I haven’t seen any design renderings of the new terminal building – either online or in tender documents. Per AAI, the building architecture will have a local context with reference to its geography, landmarks, culture, art and architecture.

Here’s a schematic of the airport’s masterplan prepared by Design Accord Consultants via AAI’s tender documents:

New terminal building (peach color) and existing terminal (yellow color)

With this development, I expect basic ground work to start in Q2 2024 and full-fledged construction work to start in Q3 2024.

AAI has a couple open tenders for the construction of new terminals which I’m actively tracking. Here’s a list with the current technical bid opening date:

  • Darbhanga Airport – February 1, 2024
  • Varanasi Airport – February 2, 2024
  • Agra Airport – February 2, 2024
  • Hisar Airport – February 13, 2024

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