Dubai hangar contest narrows to three

20 November 2003
Three groups - Cyprus-based Joannou & Paraskevaides (J&P - Overseas),the local/Belgian Bel Hasa Six Construct and Turkey's TEPE Akfin with India's Punj Lloyd- submitted final prices on 10 November for the main package on the proposed new hangar project at Dubai International Airport (MEED 13:6:03).

The revised prices were submitted following a request from the client, Dubai-based Emirates. In mid-October, four companies were short-listed for the contract. The other firm was the local/UK Al-Naboodah Laing (MEED 31:10:03).

Called the Emirates New Engineering Centre (ENEC), the contract is estimated to be worth $300 million. The main package calls for the construction of: eight hangars for light and heavy maintenance over a total area of about 27,700 square metres; a 12,000-square-metre workshop and central plant building; two taxiways; offices; a power complex; aircraft washing bay; gatehouse; and a 73,000-square-metre car park building.

ENEC will be used by Emirates and will be located at a site next to the airport exhibition centre. The proposed facilities will be designed to serve wide-bodied Airbus A380 aircraft. France's Aeroports de Paris (AdP)is acting as project manager and overall design and lead consultant. The UK's Fraser Nag & Partnershipis assisting AdP on the project.

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