Four companies have been shortlisted for the estimated AED 225 million ($61 million) main contract to redevelop and expand Sharjah International Airport. The contract calls for the refurbishment of 21,000 square metres of existing facilities and the construction of a 20,000-square-metre extension. The bidders are: Saudi Binladin Group; Abu Dhabi-based Al-Hamed Development & Construction; the local/UK Al-Futtaim Carillion; and the local Darwish Engineering.
The extension comprises new arrival and departure areas, an expanded duty-free area, a 5,000-square-metre check-in area, a new baggage reclaim area of similar size, six new air bridges, three new gates, a new concourse and a 150-vehicle car park in the arrivals area. Renovation work will include overhauling all airport systems, air-conditioning units and immigration and police counters. The contract is expected to be awarded by mid-December with work scheduled for completion in late 2006. Bahrain-based Projacs Internationalis the project manager. Australia's GHD, which completed the designs, is the consultant. The client is Sharjah Civil Aviation Authority (MEED 20:8:04).
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