Turkey’s TAV, Athens-based Consolidated Contractors Company (CCC) and the local Arabtec Construction is negotiating with Abu Dhabi Airports Company (Adac) for the estimated AED10.55bn ($2.8bn) contract to build the midfield terminal building at Abu Dhabi International airport.

“Together with CCC, we are negotiating,” said Mustafa Sani Sener, TAV’s president and chief executive officer at MEED’s Arabian World Construction Summit (AWCS) in Abu Dhabi on 21 May.

Adac confirmed that it selected the joint venture as a preferred bidder in early May. It expects a formal contract award in June.

The consortium was the frontrunner for the contract after it submitted a low bid of AED10.55bn ($2.87bn) for the contract. The price for the contract would make the project the largest ever construction contract in the UAE, according to regional projects tracker MEED Projects.

The midfield terminal will be built between the two existing runways at Abu Dhabi International airport. The total built-up area will be 630,000 square metres and it will include a multi-storey car park. The terminal will include 27,000 sq m of retail and food and beverage outlets. It will also comprise 65 contact gates that will be able to accommodate A380 aircraft.