JV nets $22m deal to expand Abu Dhabi Intl Airport
Abu Dhabi Airports Company signs deal with Taylor Woodrow and Fibrex
Abu Dhabi Airports Company (ADAC) has awarded a $22.8m deal to a joint venture between Taylor Woodrow International Construction LLC and Abu Dhabi contractor Fibrex Construction Group to expand Abu Dhabi International Airport.
The scope of the year-long contract will see the JV will upgrade the airport’s Terminal 3 with the addition of two new passenger buildings and a link bridge.
It also inlcudes building a 6,015m2 bus gates building that will house a lounge area for 2,000 passengers and serve as the transfer facility between Terminal 3 and remote aircraft parking positions.
The building’s first floor will be fitted with a 3,200m2 Etihad Business Lounge, while a steel-framed passenger link bridge that will connect the building with Terminal 3’s departures level wiil be built.
A second steel-framed building will house the transfer passenger screening facilities and add 2,700m2 to the existing terminal.
The full project is planned to be completed and delivered by February 2014.
H.E Ali Majed Al Mansouri, chairman of ADAC said: “ADAC is committed to providing the best services to airlines and passengers despite the existing capacity challenges. In 2012, the airport saw 18.9% growth in passenger traffic compared with 2011; and, with the strong growth registered to date this year, traffic in 2013 is expected to follow last year’s growth trend.
“The new work at Terminal 3 will extend the handling capacity of the facilities, accommodating the movement growth of Etihad Airways and other carriers operating from this terminal. ADAC will continue with the Capacity Enhancement Program (CEP) to ensure the best solutions are made available, enabling an efficient operation at Abu Dhabi International Airport until the MTB is delivered in 2017.”
Simon Jewell, operations director UAE for Taylor Woodrow International, said: “We are delighted to be working with Abu Dhabi Airports Company on this exciting project and being part of the continued expansion plans for this airport. Our company has a strong track record internationally in the delivery of airport-related projects and we are pleased to be able to utilize our expertise on this contract."