The joint venture of Dubai-based Arabtec Construction and Turkey’s TAV has been awarded the contract to build the new terminal building as part of the $1.1bn expansion of Bahrain International airport.

The deal was announced during the Bahrain International Airshow (BIAS) on 23 January.

The project, which is being financed by the Abu Dhabi Fund for Development, involves the construction of a 170,000-square-metre terminal building, associated buildings, and infrastructure such as car parks and aircraft parking areas.

It also involves managing contractors that have also been awarded specialist systems contracts. They are China’s CIMC for the passenger air bridges; Vanderlande of the Netherlands for the baggage handling system; US-based L3 Communications for the security screening equipment; and Finland’s Kone for the moving walkways, escalators and elevators.

A contract was also awarded to France’s SETEC for the design of a maintenance, repair overhaul (MRO) facility.

Once completed, the expansion project will increase the airport’s capacity to 14 million passengers a-year

 Bahrain Airport passenger traffic 2007-2013

Bahrain Airport passenger traffic 2007-2013


In March 2015, the enabling works contract was awarded to Nicosia-based Cyprus Building and Road Construction Company (CYBROC).

France’s ADPI is the consultant. US-based Hill International is the project manager.

Bahrain Airport Company is the client representative working for the Transportation & Telecommunications Ministry.