Dubai Airports Corporation has selected local/UK contractor BK Gulf for the estimated AED350m ($95m) mechanical, electrical and plumbing (MEP) contract for concourse 4 at Dubai International airport.

In July, the local Alec was awarded the contract to build the substructure and superstructure for concourse 4 at Dubai International airport. The estimated AED175m ($48m) contract involves installing pre-cast and in-situ concrete for the new concourse. The project is one of several major packages that will be tendered for the airport building.

The local/UK Dutco Balfour Beatty won the estimated AED150m ($41m) contract to complete the civil engineering works for the people-mover system serving concourse 4, and Canada’s Bombardier secured the contract to provide the rolling stock in October. The local Al-Naboodah Contracting won the enabling works package.

Alec was awarded the contract to manage the construction of the concourse in February.

Concourse 4 will be located to the west of the existing concourse 1, near the cargo terminal, and will be connected to Terminal 1 by an elevated bus road. The site area covers about 225,000 square metres and the total built-up area is expected to be about 135,000 sq m.

Alec is also building concourse 3, which is due to open at the end of 2012. It secured the contract in 2009, which involves building 20 contact gates, including 18 gates specifically designed for A380 aircraft. The local ETA is the MEP contractor for that project.