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AE Arma eyes future work on Dubai’s Al Maktoum Int’l Airport

AE Arma-Elektropanç won initial MEP contract for the airport’s PTB expansion programme, and plans to bid for additional work on the project’s next phase

AE Arma-Elektropanç will bid for work on the next phase of Al Maktoum International Airport’s expansion.
AE Arma-Elektropanç will bid for work on the next phase of Al Maktoum International Airport’s expansion.

AE Arma-Elektropanç has revealed that it will bid for future work on Dubai’s Al Maktoum International Airport.

The sub-contractor is currently conducting mechanical, electrical, and plumbing (MEP) and fire systems works for the airport’s Passenger Terminal Building (PTB) expansion programme.

UAE-based ALEC, the project’s main contractor, awarded the initial PTB MEP deal to the Turkey-headquartered firm in 2016.

Following early success on the project, and in keeping with efforts to grow its aviation-related activities in the GCC, AE Arma-Elektropanç will compete for additional work on the airport’s next phase, according to board member, Burak Kizilhan.

“We will deliver a range of MEP sourcing, contracting, execution, and testing commissioning works for the PTB project, [as part of our current contract,]” Kizilhan told Construction Week.

“AE Arma-Elektropanç is committed to the successful delivery of the current contract, and is looking forward to pricing the next phase of Al Maktoum International Airport,” he added.

In May 2016, Dubai Airports announced that completion of Al Maktoum International Airport’s current phase of expansion would be delayed until 2018 following an “adjustment to the timeline”.

The expansion programme’s initial phase will see the built-up area of the airport’s PTB increase from 66,107m2 to 145,926m2.

Al Maktoum International Airport will be equipped to handle up to 26.5 million passengers following completion of current expansion works in 2018.

For a comprehensive assessment of the GCC’s current crop of aviation projects – including perspectives from AE Arma-Elektropanç, TAV Construction, Faithful+Gould, and DBSConsult – check out issue 658 of Construction Week, which will be published on Saturday, 3 June, 2017.

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