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Turner & Townsend wins Al Maktoum Airport contract

Turner & Townsend has been awarded a contract to provide cost management services for the next phase of development at Dubai’s Al Maktoum International Airport

Turner & Townsend has won a contract to provide cost management services for the next stage of development at Dubai’s Al Maktoum International Airport.
Turner & Townsend has won a contract to provide cost management services for the next stage of development at Dubai’s Al Maktoum International Airport.

Turner & Townsend has won a contract to provide cost management services for the next stage of expansion at Dubai’s Al Maktoum International Airport.

The deal was awarded by Dubai Aviation Engineering Projects (DAEP), the engineering arm of Dubai Aviation City Corporation. It forms part of the wider $32bn (AED1.17tn) development programme for the airport, which is set to become the world’s largest upon completion.

The next phase of expansion will involve the construction and refurbishment of the immigration hall, departure area, baggage handling building, parking facilities, and approach roads at the existing terminal.

Commenting on the contract award, Mike Collings, managing director of Turner & Townsend’s Middle East operations, said: “We’re honoured to be working so closely with DAEP once again, and this commission further strengthens our aviation profile in the Middle East.

“Our experience of delivering complex programmes in live airports will help us run the ongoing expansion while minimising the impact on day-to-day operations, and allow DAEP to plan for future growth.”

Turner & Townsend has delivered previous projects for DAEP. This experience has resulted in a strong grasp of the protocols and processes linked to its client’s cost planning, procurement, and commercial management, according to the consultancy.

The firm also noted that it has supported major airport development programmes on every continent, totalling more than 140 projects in 19 countries with a combined value of $35bn.

“We have buillt a strong reputation working on some of the world’s largest aviation projects, and I’m delighted that we are now building momentum in the rapid growth of Dubai as an international hub for air travel,” Collings added.

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