A joint venture of Turkey’s TAV and Athens-based Consolidated Contractors Company (CCC) has been selected for the estimated AED210m ($57m) pile caps and foundations package at the midfield terminal at Abu Dhabi International airport.

The local NSCC won the foundations package for the midfield terminal project in February 2009. The enabling works involved carrying out piling and excavation work (MEED 25:2:09).

The Supervision Committee for the Expansion of Abu Dhabi International Airport (Scadia) declined to comment on the status of the contract.

Abu Dhabi Airports Company (Adac) says it had completed the prequalification process for the construction contract for the $6.8bn midfield terminal. However in January, Adac said that it is yet to decide on when it will issue the tender for the construction work.

The midfield terminal will be built between the two existing runways at Abu Dhabi airport. It will have a total built-up area of 630,000 square metres and will include a multli-storey car park. The total capacity of the terminal will be 20 million passengers when complete. US-based Kohn Pederson Fox Associates designed the terminal.

The midfield terminal is scheduled to take five years to complete from the time the construction tender is finalised. This means that the terminal will not be complete until 2016 at the earliest. The project was originally due to be complete in 2010.