TAV to bid for Bahrain & Kuwait airport projects
ME director Yusuf Akcayoglu says bids also in for KSA airport works
Turkey's TAV Construction has said it will bid for airport projects in Kuwait and Bahrain.
Middle East director Yusuf Akcayoglu told CW the company is waiting for the release of tender documents for the new passenger terminal building project at Kuwait International Airport and for the Bahrain Airport expansion scheme.
He added that TAV is currently tendering for some regional airports in Saudi Arabia.
"Airports and airport related projects such as air traffic control towers, airfield infrastructure, runway-apron-taxiway system and aircraft maintenance hangars are what we specialise in," said Akcayoglu. "Other than airports, we specialise in super-tall towers."
He revealed that work on Hamad International Airport in Doha is already completed with "only some final touches remaining". He said the MC-1 infrastructure package TAV is undertaking at Muscat International Airport, and the Marina 101 residential tower in Dubai will be finished next year.
The expansion of Medina Prince Mohammad Bin Abdulaziz International Airport in Saudi Arabia will be over in early 2015, Akcayoglu said, before pointing out: "This is an important milestone for TAV as it is one of the first transportation projects being developed under PPP scheme in the region."
Work on the Midfield Terminal Complex (MTC) at Abu Dhabi International Airport and Jeddah's King Abdul Aziz International Airport SAEI Aircraft Hangars have recently started and achieved "outstanding progress", he added.