Prequals in for Dubai airport package

13 September 2002

About eight companies applied for prequalification by the 31 August deadline for a major package on the estimated $2,500 million Dubai International Airport (DIA) expansion project (MEED 31:5:02).

Called PQ 19, the estimated AED 250 million-300 million ($68 million-82 million) contract covers the mechanical, electrical and plumbing works for the proposed 430,000-square-metre concourse 2 and 350,000-square-metre terminal 3.

The contract includes the installation of controls for ventilation and air-conditioning systems, the construction of sanitary and stormwater drainage networks, a liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) distribution network, a garbage and waste collection facility and related works.

The earthworks and piling for terminal 3, and concourse 2 are being carried out by the local Al-Naboodah Contracting under an estimated AED 500 million ($136 million) contract (MEED 5:7:02).

DIA's expansion involves the construction of a new cargo terminal, two new concourses, the upgrade of airfield facilities and the expansion of the Dubai Cargo Village.

Up to six companies are understood to have responded by 4 September to an inquiry for package AX 086. Estimated to be worth AED 35 million-40 million ($9 million-11 million), it covers the construction of a tunnel west of the existing concourse 1 under the taxiways. The contract also entails the installation of a fire fighting, lighting, drainage and stormwater drainage system for the proposed tunnel, relocation of the existing aviation turbine fuel supply line and related civil, electrical and mechanical works.

The consultants are Beirut-based Dar al-Handasah (Shair & Partners) and France's Aeroports de Paris. The client is Dubai's Department of Civil Aviation (MEED 1:2:02; 14:12:01).

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