Abu Dhabi’s Supervision Committee for the expansion of Abu Dhabi International Airport (Scadia) has invited companies to submit expressions of interest by 23 March to carry out airside civil works at the new midfield terminal.

The airside infrastructure and civil works involve laying 300,000 square metres of concrete and 600,000 sq m of flexible pavement with taxiway connections to the existing and future taxiways.

The work also includes installing utilities, jet fuel system, pavement marking and signage, airfield ground lighting and control systems with associated pit and duct infrastructure, visual docking guidance systems and a 340-metre traffic tunnel. The contract also covers apron services such as pre-conditioned air and 400-Hertz power pits.

Prequalification will take place once Scadia has evaluated the expressions of interest.              

In a related deal, Abu Dhabi Airports Company invited seven prequalified companies to submit bids by 10 July for the construction contract for the midfield terminal (MEED 28:2:11).

The prequalifiers are:

  • Al-Habtoor Leighton (local/Australia)/Murray & Roberts Contractors (Middle East) (South Africa)/Hochtief (Germany)
  • Bouygues (France)/Arabian Construction Company (ACC) (local/Lebanon)/Samsung C&T (South Korea)/Six Construct Abu Dhabi (local/Belgium)
  • Bechtel Corporation (US)/Al-Jaber Group (local)/Enka (Turkey)
  • Hyundai Engineering & Construction (South Korea)/Kumho Engineering & Construction (South Korea)
  • Multiplex (Australia)/Larsen & Toubro (India)/National Projects Construction (local)
  • Taisei Corporation (Japan)/China State Construction Engineering Corporation (China)/Al-Naboodah Contracting (local)
  • TAV (Turkey)/Consolidated Contractors Company (CCC) (Athens-based)/Arabtec Construction (local)

The midfield terminal will be built between the two existing runways at Abu Dhabi International airport. The terminal will include 27,000 square metres of retail and food and beverage outlets. It will also have 65 contact gates that will be able to accommodate Airbus A380 aircraft.

US-based Kohn Pederson Fox Associates designed the terminal building. The expected capacity for the new terminal will be between 27 million and 30 million passengers each year.