Siemens in line for cargo village contract

10 October 2003
Germany's Siemens Dematichas been selected for the equipment package on the Dubai Cargo Village (DCV) expansion project. The contract, worth an estimated AED 420 million ($114 million), will cover the supply of automation technology and facilities for cargo handling at the new terminal planned at DCV.

The client is the Department of Civil Aviation (DCA), which unveiled in November 2001 a $2,500 million scheme for the expansion of Dubai International Airport. Of this, $500 million will be invested in building the new cargo terminal. The development will be carried out in phases until 2018, when the capacity of DCV will reach 3 million tonnes a year. The consultant on the cargo village expansion is France's Aeroports de Paris with Beirut-based Dar al-Handasah (Shair & Partners).

Total cargo handled by DCV for the first nine months of 2003 reached 679,455 tonnes (MEED 6:11:02; Cover Story).

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