Concourse Three job due in November

The construction contract for Concourse Three at Dubai International Airport is due to be awarded in November, according to a source close to the project.

The construction contract for Concourse Three at Dubai International Airport is due to be awarded in November, according to a source close to the project.

South African construction firm Murray & Roberts is tipped to win the US $1 billion (AED3.6 billion) contract. The Department of Civil Aviation was initially due to award the contract in July but negotiations are still ongoing.

Murray & Roberts, in a joint venture with Al Habtoor and Takenaka of Japan, is currently building Concourse Two and a car park at Dubai Airport.

Concourse Three is part of the $4.1 billion plan to upgrade and enlarge the airport. It will be a dedicated facility for Emirates airline with 27 contact gates including 12 for the new Airbus A380.

Dubai is expanding its airports as it seeks to boost tourist numbers to more than 15 million by 2010. As well as the expansion of Dubai airport is the $33 billion construction of Dubai World Central, set to be the world's biggest airport.

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