Dubai tenders airport contract

07 February 2017

Bid deadline set for the end of May

The Dubai Aviation Engineering Projects (DAEP) has released the tender for the automated people mover (APM) system at Al-Maktoum International airport.

Bids for the contract are expected to be submitted on 30 May.

Companies that were invited to bid are understood to include:

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

DAEP plans to implement 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 sets connecting the two sets of concourses.

Apart from the APM package, several contracts are expected to be awarded or tendered by the DAEP this year.

Bids for the baggage-handling system are under evaluation while the design package for the airport’s air traffic control tower is expected to be awarded in the first quarter of 2017.

The tenders for the substructure packages, which are estimated to cost up to AED10bn ($2.7bn) to build, are also expected to be released this year.

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