New engineering complex planned at Dubai airport

02 August 2002

Dubai's Department of Civil Aviation has invited companies to submit bids by 12 August for a contract to build a new engineering facilities complex as part of the $2,500 million Dubai International Airport expansion scheme (MEED 1:2:02).

Called PQ 05, the seven-month package is estimated to be worth AED 75 million ($20 million). The scope of works includes the construction of five workshop buildings, two double-storey office buildings, a police training building, a fuel station, and a mosque. The facilities will be built over 22,000 square metres. Ten groups of local and international companies have prequalified to submit prices. The design consultant is the UK's RMJM.

Bids are also due to be returned by 7 August for another package - AX 011A - which covers the construction of taxiways north of the proposed concourses 1 and 2 and an expansion of the apron area at the airport. The contract is estimated to be worth AED 200 million ($54 million) and has a construction period of about 14 months. The consultants are Beirut-based Dar al-Handasah (Shair & Partners) and France's Aeroports de Paris (MEED 5:7:02; 1:2:02).

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