The Supervision Committee for the Expansion of Abu Dhabi International Airport (Scadia) has received bids from firms for a contract to provide construction management services on its midfield terminal project at the airport.

According to sources close to the project the bidders include Aecom, Clark Construction, Fluor, and Hill International, all US-based.

The successful bidder will work alongside the airport development’s programme manager US-based Parsons International, and will manage the various contractors and consultants that will work on the midfield terminal project.

For the largest package, the main construction contract, Scadia has also received prequalification documents from 14 contracting groups. Once it has prequalified contractors it will issue tender documents (MEED 5:4:10).

The midfield terminal will be built between Abu Dhabi International airport’s two runways. It will have a total built-up area of 630,000 square metres and capacity to handle 20 million passengers a year. The complex also includes a multi-storey car park.

Scadia had previously planned to award a build-operate-transfer deal for the terminal building in the second quarter of 2009, after France’s Aeroports de Paris, Germany’s Hochtief, and Turkey’s TAV were shortlisted for the contract at the start of 2009.

US-based Kohn Pederson Fox Associates designed the terminal building.

When the midfield terminal opens at the end of March 2015, it will more than double the airport’s capacity from 12 to 32 million passengers a year.