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KBR wins Abu Dhabi Airports infrastructure deal

US-based engineer to manage expansion of airport's infrastructure

NEWS, Projects, Abu dhabi international airport, Contract award, KBR, Midfield terminal building

US-based engineering firm KBR has won a deal to provide construction management services to Abu Dhabi Airports Company.

KBR will be responsible for managing contractors' costs, schedules, administration and quality control relating to the expansion of the Abu Dhabi International Airport. It will oversee a series of utilities contracts including over 60 miles of water, storm water and sewer networks.

It will also oversee the installation of chilled water and emergency water piping, as well as over 25 miles of power and telecoms cabling, a central utility plant, highway interchange, new internal pads and standby power and cooling for the new $3bn Midfield Terminal Building.

The value of KBR's contract was not disposed.

The $85m construction management for the $3bn Midfield Terminal building itself was awarded to Aecom in August 2012, while the contract to build the terminal was awarded to a joint venture between Arabtec/TAV/CCC in June last year.

KBR said that Abu Dhabi International Airport is one of the fastest growing hubs in the world, with a growth rate of 19.7% over the past five years.

The company's chairman and president, William P Utt said: "We are honoured to be selected for this opportunity to be a part of the world’s largest airport expansion.

“This program allows us to showcase KBR’s core competencies in providing world class services as we continue supporting the mission of our clients.”

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