Award nears for Abu Dhabi airport

20 February 2004
An award is approaching for the terminal package on the Abu Dhabi International Airport expansion project.

'We will submit our recommendations to the Executive Council next week,' Sheikh Hamdan bin Mubarak al-Nahyan, chairman of Abu Dhabi's Department of Civil Aviation (DCA), told MEED on 17 February.

In November, three groups of companies completed technical clarifications for the contract, which is worth more than AED 1,500 million ($408 million). They are: a South African/Japanese/local joint venture of Murray & Roberts Contractors (Middle East), Takenaka Corporation and Al-Habtoor Engineering Enterprises; Australia's Multiplex Construction, with the US' Kellogg Brown & Root (KBR); and Philipp Holzmann Abu Dhabi, with the local Al-Hamed Development & Construction.

The 40-month contract calls for the construction of a two-storey building, 11 bays, six remote bays and a 7,000-square-metre shopping area. The new terminal, to be linked to the existing terminal, will have capacity to handle 8 million passengers a year.

The consultant for the terminal package is Aeroports de Paris; the client is the Works Department (MEED 28:11:03; 11:7:03).

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