Midfield Terminal’s 319m steel structure completes
The 319m-wide steel structure of Abu Dhabi International Airport’s Midfield Terminal Building has been completed, according to ADAC
Abu Dhabi Airports (ADAC) has announced that the steel structure of Abu Dhabi International Airport’s Midfield Terminal Building (MTB) has been completed.
The structure, which will support the roof of the terminal’s central processor, is 319m at its widest point. It features 18 arches, the largest of which is 180m wide and 52m tall.
The next major milestone at MTB will be the de-propping of the final arch in the central processor. Work is also progressing well on the closure of the building envelope and fit-out of its four piers, according to ADAC.
Commenting on the completion of the structure, Sulaiman Al Siksek, chief programmes officer at ADAC, said: “We are delighted to have achieved this milestone, as we can now move forward with the closure of the central processor area by completing all de-propping works for the roof by the end of this month.
“Once the overall structural work and the closure of the building envelope are complete, we will hand over the internal space to our concessionaires so that they can commence fit-out of their exceptional retail concepts.”
In 2015, a record 23.3-million passengers used Abu Dhabi International Airport. This figure is expected to surpass 45 million within the next decade; growth that will be facilitated, in part, by the completion of MTB.
Once finished, the new terminal will become the largest architectural structure in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi.
MTB is expected to go live in H1 2017.