Abu Dhabi seeks contractors for airport commercial buildings

13 August 2018
Abu Dhabi Airports Company is preparing to open the multibillion-dollar Midfield Terminal Building next year

Abu Dhabi Airports Company (Adac), operator of Abu Dhabi’s five airports, has invited firms to express interest by 16 August for the construction of two commercial buildings.

MEED understands the two buildings will comprise the second phase of the business park at Abu Dhabi International airport's Terminal 3.

Each building will have a built up area of 33,942 square metres (sq m) and feature five floors of leasable office space and retail units on the ground floor.

Last month, Adac is understood to have invited firms to bid for the operational readiness and airport transfer (Orat) contract of the Midfield Terminal Building at Abu Dhabi International airport.

The terminal is expected to enter operations next year, two years later than planned.

Abu Dhabi International processed 24.48 million passengers in 2016, exceeding the existing airport’s capacity of 17.5 million passengers a year. However, passenger traffic growth at the airport significantly slowed down during that year, down from 23 per cent in 2015 to 5.1 per cent in 2016.

Adac has not so far published passenger traffic data for 2017.

The Midfield Terminal Complex is being built between the two runways of Abu Dhabi International. It is designed to handle up to 30 million passengers a year.

A team of US-based Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates (KPF), UK firm Ove Arup, the Netherlands’ Naco and India-based BNP Associates designed the complex.

A joint venture of Turkey’s TAV Construction and Athens-based Consolidated Contractors Company (CCC) won the main civil contract worth AED10.5bn ($2.9bn) in June 2012.

In June this year, Adac invited firms to express interest for the design and consultancy services contract for the first phase of the planned logistics park development at Al-Ain International airport.

The scope of work includes the provision of schematic and detailed engineering development, preparation of tender documents and construction supervision services.

The project covers the development of 25,000 sq m of storage and freight forwarders warehouses and light industrial units, including associated roadways and utilities infrastructure.

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