Dubai invites bids for Terminal 2 airport expansion

20 June 2011

Scope includes superstructure and site works

Dubai Aviation City Corporation (Dacc) is inviting contractors to submit prequalification documents by 23 June for the expansion of Terminal 2 at Dubai International airport.

The scope covers the superstructure, mechanical, electrical and plumbing works, finishes and site works.

This involves the construction of a new departure and check-in hall to be located next to the existing Terminal 2 building. The main hall will be 205 metres long by 90 metres wide and will house the departure area, check-in halls and the emigration hall, as well as the airline and management offices.

The work also covers the construction of a 70-metre extension that will connect the existing facility to the new building. The existing terminal will also be refurbished, including the lounge areas, and baggage and arrival halls.

Terminal 2 is currently used for regional operations, charter services and pilgrimage flights and has an annual capacity of up to 5 million passengers. In July 2010, Dubai’s Department of Civil Aviation awarded the consultancy contract for the expansion to a joint venture of Beirut-based Dar al-Handasah and France’s Aeroports de Paris Ingenierie (MEED 5:7:10).

Dubai International airport recorded total passenger traffic of 12.2 million during the first quarter of 2011 and 47.2 million passengers in 2010.

Once the passenger terminal at the new Al-Maktoum International airport opens in 2012, total traffic into Dubai is forecast to reach 98.5 million by 2020.

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