New deadline set for AX 059 package

07 August 2004
The Department of Civil Aviation has extended the bid deadline by a month to 11 September for the AX 059 package on the Dubai International Airport expansion project. Prospective bidders for the contract, which is the biggest so far tendered on the $4,200 million project, include the local/UK Al-Naboodah Laing O'Rourke, the local/South African joint venture of Al-Habtoor Engineering Enterprisesand Murray & Roberts Contractors (Middle East)and Kuwait's Mohamed Abdulmohsin Kharafi & Sons.

AX 059 covers all architectural finishes and mechanical, electrical and plumbing (MEP) works for: terminal 3, an underground structure covering a total area of 532,000 square metres; the open-air car park structure, which will have a built-up area of 257,000 square metres; and the 670,000-square-metre concourse 2.

The consultants on the expansion programme are Beirut-based Dar al-Handasah (Shair & Partners)and Aeroports de Paris(MEED 21:5:04).

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