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Muscat International Airport

Muscat, Oman

Key Data


Muscat, Oman

Project Type


Client / Developer

Ministry of Transport, Sultanate of Oman

Architect / Consultant


Main Contractor

Bechtel Enka JV

Façade Area

External: 59,900 sqm
Internal: 71,400 sqm

Roofing Area

157,000 sqm

Scope of Work

Design, supply, manufacture and installation of the external façade roofing works, internal façade and other elements:
  • External Glazed Façade 59,900 sqm
  • Roofing 157,000 sqm
  • Aluminium Composite Cladding 90,000 sqm
  • Skylights 7,400 sqm
  • Internal Glazed Façade 71,400 sqm
  • Stainless Cladding 500 sqm

Project Height

15 Meters

Date of Award

External: 2011
Internal: 2012

Date of Completion

External: 2019
Internal: 2015


Muscat International Airport, formerly Seeb International Airport, is the main international airport in Oman and is located in Seeb, 32 km from the old city and capital Muscat within the Muscat metropolitan area. The airport serves as the hub for flag carrier Oman Air and Oman’s first budget airline Salam Air features flights to several regional destinations as well as intercontinental services to Asia, Africa, and Europe.


Passenger Terminal Bridge

A 30 meter high façade of glass with aluminium frames is supported by a huge bow shaped steel truss system. The steel substructure is connected to the roof trusses with significant displacement at three axes. The top brackets of each truss were customised and designed with frictionless bearing pads. The system type is a Hybrid (combination of semi-unitised and stick system) with a Steel Truss System for support.

The Pier Façades

The aviation piers use double laminated 12.50 m glass fins, inclined at 76 degrees and spaced at 2.75 m to support the glass walls. The fins are divided into three segments and connected with the use of stainless-steel clamps. To alleviate the stresses, Polytetrafluoroethylene washer plates and rings are installed between the plate and glass contact areas, ensuring the loads to be evenly distributed in layered panes. The system type is Stick System with horizontal and inclined Glass Fins; with glazing being installed from inside the building.