Turner & Townsend wins Dubai Concourse 4 costing
Firm to manage latest Dubai International Airport construction costs
Turner & Townsend has been appointed as cost manager for the construction of the fourth concourse at Dubai International Airport by Dubai Aviation Engineering Projects.
The project to build the new 150,000m2 Concourse D is being led by the UAE-based contractor ALEC .
Turner & Townsend UAE manager Alan Talabani said in a statement: “This project is both a statement of intent for the UAE and a measure of its growing attractiveness as a business and tourist destination.
“The Concourse D project is a huge and complex one – at its peak 10,000 people will be working on it – and Turner & Townsend will ensure best practice and value for the project.”
The concourse will comprise 16 boarding gates to serve foreign airlines as part of the expansion to achieve a capacity of 90m passengers per annum by 2018.
It will connect to existing Terminal 1 via an automated people mover link, awarded to Bombardier earlier this month. Other components include remodelling works and ancillary projects.
Talabani added: “The UAE construction market matured quickly after the downturn in 2008. Before developers here worried little about cost, but these days robust cost management is essential.”
Turner & Townsend mobilised its service within seven days, bringing together many of those responsible for the successful delivery of other major airport programmes such as Heathrow, Dublin and Durban Airports.
Dubai Airports’ current commissioning of additional terminal space and concourse areas adds up to an extra 675,000m2 of floor space – twice the footprint of London Heathrow Terminal 5.
Concourse 4, for which ALEC’s contract allocates 28 months, is expected to be completed in 2014.
Dar Al Handasah is the overall project manager, architect, engineer and interior designer for the project value, and the total value of the project is $816m.