UAEThe Department of Civil Aviation (DCA) has invited companies to apply for prequalification by 9 September for structural works on the Dubai International Airport terminal 2 expansion project. Called PQ 27, the 12-month contract covers reinforced concrete and structural steel works, foundations and related facilities. In January, DCA announced the expansion plan for the existing second terminal.

Estimated to cost AED 486 million ($133 million), the project calls for the demolition of the existing terminal building and the construction of a new two-level terminal over 110,000 square metres with 60 new check-in counters, 38 passport control decks and 22 boarding lounges. The consultant is a team of France’s Aeroports de Paris with Beirut-based Dar al-Handasah (Shair & Partners). The proposed expansion will increase the passenger handling capacity at terminal 2 to 5 million a year from 500,000 a year (MEED 10:1:03).