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Kuwait awards $60m contracts for new int'l airport terminal

Five contracts have been awarded for the T2 passenger terminal at Kuwait International Airport

Five contracts have been awarded for the new T2 passenger terminal of Kuwait International Airport [image: KUNA].
Five contracts have been awarded for the new T2 passenger terminal of Kuwait International Airport [image: KUNA].

A $60m (KWD18.6m) series of five contracts has been awarded to develop the new, T2 passenger terminal at Kuwait International Airport.

Hussam Al-Roumi, Kuwait’s Minister of Public Works and Minister of State for Municipal Affairs, said the first contract includes the design and expansion of the runway adjacent to T2.

The remaining four contracts include “small construction works, and maintenance of roads and other facilities”, Al-Roumi told Kuwait’s state news agency, KUNA.

These developments “fit into the Kuwaiti leadership’s 2035 vision of transforming Kuwait into a financial and commercial hub”, the report cited him as saying.

The names of the companies that have won these contracts are yet to be revealed.

READ: Korean firm to operate Kuwait Int'l Airport terminal

Aviation is a rapidly expanding sector in Kuwait, with the segment noting numerous developments in the past few months.

Earlier this month, HH the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah patronised and attended the opening of Kuwait International Airport's $174.5m (KWD52m) T4.

In June, a contract was awarded to implement navigation and meteorology systems at Kuwait International Airport.

Kuwait's Directorate General of Civil Aviation awarded the $33.4m (KWD10.2m) contract to Dutch Deerns.

This May, Mammoet announced it had been awarded a contract to work on Kuwait International Airport's new terminal building, worth $4.3bn (KWD1.3bn).

The terminal has a trefoil plan, comprising of three symmetrical wings for departure gates. Each of its façades spans 1.2km, with all of them extending from a 25km central space.



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