Contractor tender for Abu Dhabi airport

ADAC releases contractor tender for iconic Midfield Terminal Building

A rendering of the new Abu Dhabi International Airport.
A rendering of the new Abu Dhabi International Airport.
A rendering of the new Midfield Terminal Building.
A rendering of the new Midfield Terminal Building.

The Abu Dhabi Airports Company (ADAC) has released the general contractor tender for the Midfield Terminal Building (MTB), moving into the next phase of delivering Abu Dhabi International Airport.

The design and engineering of the building has been carried out with the utmost due-diligence. Following a rigorous peer review with six world-leading airports, and a consultation with all involved stakeholders, ADAC finalised the design of the MTB to ensure that the utility of the building delivers the required state-of-the-art and top-quality facility in an efficient and financially viable framework.

These reviews resulted in a complete design, as well as a detailed and comprehensive tender package that provides for the timely and efficient execution of the project. Following the award of the tender by the end of the year, the dates of the construction completion and the operational commencement will be announced.

ADAC issued the tender to a list of pre-qualified firms for the construction of the 700,000m2 main terminal building, which will have an initial capacity of 27 to 30million passengers a year. The building will be one of the world’s largest and most architecturally iconic structures.

In parallel to the tender for the MTB, Abu Dhabi Airports Company has been executing a capacity enhancement program (CEP) since 2010, which will allow Abu Dhabi International Airport to handle an additional seven-million passengers.

Furthermore, ADAC is currently in the last stages of the Terminal 1 refurbishment, further upgrading the world-class airport services offered to its passengers.

“Abu Dhabi Airports Company is pleased to announce the release of the MTB tender, which is a key milestone in the development of Abu Dhabi’s International airport and a significant component in delivering Plan Abu Dhabi 2030.

We are investing to ensure our growing customer base experiences the highest level of service available, in a distinctive facility that has been designed and is being constructed in a sustainable and environmentally conscious manner,” said ADAC chairman His Excellency Khalifa Al Mazrouei.

Currently the piling works for the MTB have been completed, with a total of 7,425 piles, and the grading works for the East Midfield are underway, which will house the various support facilities for the new MTB.

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