Dubai Aviation Engineering Projects (DAEP) has received bids for the contract to supply and maintain an automated people mover (APM) system at Al-Maktoum International airport in Dubai.

Companies that submitted an offer for the contract are understood to include:

  • Alstom (France)
  • Bombardier (Canada)
  • Mitsubishi (Japan)
  • Siemens (Germany)

DAEP plans to install a high-capacity automated conveyance system that will transport passengers between the landside terminal and the airside concourses, and connect passengers between and within concourses.

When completed, the APM system will consist of two sets of counter-rotating loops. The first will have a four-track loop set connecting the terminals with the concourses, while the second will be a twin two-track loop  connecting the two sets of concourses.

In addition to the APM package, several contracts are expected to be awarded or tendered by DAEP this year for the $33bn expansion of Al-Maktoum International.

Bids for the baggage-handling system (BHS) and a tunnel to be utilised by the BHS are under evaluation, while the winning bidder for the design competition for the new air traffic control tower has yet to be announced.