The new Midfield Terminal Building at Abu Dhabi International Airport
Abu Dhabi Airports Company (ADAC) announced today that it has received six tenders for the construction of the new Midfield Terminal Building at Abu Dhabi International Airport. The Midfield Terminal Building, which is expected to go live in the first half of 2017, is the key component of the development program at the airport and it will contribute to the long-term success of the aviation sector in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi.
Abu Dhabi International Airport is one of the fastest growing airports in the world, with growth rates of 19.7% over the last five years, spurred by the rapid growth of its hub airline, Etihad Airways, and the increasing attraction of Abu Dhabi as a destination for business and leisure. Growth over the next 20 years is forecasted to be robust, and additional facilities are required to accommodate the traffic demand.
The 700,000-square-meter terminal building is one of the most crucial projects to be undertaken in Abu Dhabi and the UAE and will initially handle 27-30 million passengers per year. The receipt of tenders represents a key milestone for the Emirate in its drive to develop a world-class air transportation hub.
Commenting on the tenders, Chairman of ADAC, H.E. Khalifa Al Mazrouei said, "ADAC’s commitment continues as it strives to sustain growth in passenger numbers by constantly planning major developments and improvements across the airports’ infrastructure, facilities and services.”
Following commencement of extensive site preparation and foundation works in 2010, construction of the Midfield Terminal building is planned to commence during the 2nd quarter of 2012 to become the future home of Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, and the primary gateway to the Emirate.
The six pre-qualified contractors through joint ventures are:
Al Habtoor - Murray & Roberts - Hochtief JV.
Bechtel – ENKA - Al Jaber Group JV.
Hyundai Engineering & Construction Co. Ltd -Kumho Industrial Co.- China State - Al Shafar JV.
Larsen Toubro – NPC-Joannou & Paraskevaides (Overseas) Ltd JV.
Samsung- ACC – Six Construct JV.
TAV - CCC - ATC JV.