The consortium of Turkey’s TAV, Athens-based Consolidated Contractors Company (CCC) and the local Arabtec Construction has been awarded the estimated AED10.55bn ($2.87bn) contract to build the midfield terminal building at Abu Dhabi International airport.

Abu Dhabi Airports Company (Adac) signed the contract after the consortium was selected as the preferred bidder for the deal in May. The contract is the largest ever construction contract awarded 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 also 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 the Airbus A380 aircraft.