The local Al-Shafar General Contracting has been awarded the estimated AED275m ($75m) contract to build a horse quarantine centre at Dubai International airport.

The fixed-price lump-sum contract involves the construction of three buildings totalling 768 square metres, with the largest covering an area of 548 sq m, an electric substation, a horse-washing area, security kiosk and workshop, together with ground service equipment maintenance, a unit load devices maintenance building and external works.

The consultant is Lebanon’s Dar al-Handasah. The cost consultant is the UK’s Sweett Group. Dubai Aviation City Corporation is the client.

Contractors have been busy tendering for work at Dubai International airport this year. In early June Dubai Airports Corporation received bids from contractors for the contract to build the substructure and superstructure for concourse 4. The local Al-Naboodah Contracting has been awarded the enabling works package for the concourse. The local Alec won the contract to manage the construction of the concourse in February.