Abu Dhbai Airports signs US$2.9 billion contract for the construction of Midfield Terminal Building
Source: BI-ME , Author: Posted by BI-ME staff
Posted: Wed June 27, 2012 4:55 pm

UAE. Abu Dhabi Airports Company (ADAC) and the joint venture (JV) of TAV, CCC, and Arabtec have today signed an AED 10.8 billion (US2.9 billion) contract for the construction of the Midfield Terminal Building (MTB) at Abu Dhabi International Airport, with opening planned in 2017. 

Construction of the 700,000m2 terminal building, one of the world-class infrastructure projects being undertaken in the capital, will commence in the third quarter of this year. 

The project will include two key phases: the 4 year construction phase, followed by the Operational Readiness Assessment phase (ORAT), where during a 9 month period thorough tests of all aspects of the terminal will take place to ensure operational and efficiency readiness from the first day of operation.

Following extensive and ongoing development of the existing airport facilities, the Midfield Terminal Building is the cornerstone of ADAC’s vision to become the world’s leading airport group, delivering highest quality services and infrastructure to serve Abu Dhabi and the world. 

ADAC is playing a key strategic and operational role in ensuring that Abu Dhabi’s integrated infrastructure system across air, rail, road and sea has sufficient capacity to cater to the increasing numbers of travelers expected as part of the Emirate’s long-term economic and tourism strategies.

On this announcement, Chairman of ADAC, H.E. Ali Majed Al Mansoori, said: "Abu Dhabi Airports Company is looking ahead to an exciting five years of growth focusing on increasing traffic at Abu Dhabi International Airport and on expanding the airport’s infrastructure to support this growth.  Leading and supervising the delivery of this mega-infrastructure, whilst managing one of the fastest growing airports in the world, is a defining responsibility for the team; a responsibility central to ADAC’s commitment to provide the best for Abu Dhabi, travelers and airlines.”

Designed by lead designer Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates (KPF) together with Ove Arup, NACO and BNP Associates, the design focused extensively on passenger experience, and meets the highest quality and service standards, including the International Air Transport Association (IATA) level of service ‘A’ - the highest levels of space allocation for passenger processing areas.

During the construction process, the area immediately surrounding the MTB is also being developed to ensure the required infrastructure and facilities are available to support the operation of the MTB in 2017.  These include the aircraft parking stands, terminal roadways, connecting roads to Abu Dhabi/Dubai highway, and utility plants.  Procurement for these projects is currently underway to ensure delivery in phases between 2014 and 2016.

The MTB is designed to achieve a minimum Two Pearl Rating, following the Urban Planning Council’s Estidama approach towards sustainable design. The project will minimize its impact on the environment, making use of innovative and cutting edge design elements, such as high performance angled glass to reduce heat and increase air-conditioning efficiencies.

Passenger facilities and duty-free retail will include high-end commercial offerings across more than 18,000 square meters, including internationally renowned luxury goods and designer outlets, and almost 10,000 square meters of international restaurants and cafes, offering a wide range of styles and cuisines. Passenger facilities will also include over 27,500 square meters of airline hospitality lounges, a transit hotel and a heritage and culture museum.

Operational highlights include:

• Piers will accommodate up to 65 aircraft, including the Airbus A-380
• Check-in is capable of handling around 8,500 passengers per hour
• Check-in will provide 165 conventional counters and 48 self-service kiosks
• Baggage system is designed to process over 19,000 bags per hour with over 22 kilometers of conveying lines and 10 reclaim carousels
• 136 security screening lanes for passengers, with a further 25 for staff
• The building will be constructed using approximately 69,000 tons of steel, more than 680,000 cubic meters of concrete, and nearly 500,000 square meters of steel and glass cladding, 135,000 tons of rebar, 360,000 square meters of suspended ceilings and 325,000 square meters of natural stone flooring

About Abu Dhabi Airports Company (ADAC)
Abu Dhabi Airports Company (ADAC) is a public joint-stock company wholly owned by the Abu Dhabi Government. It was incorporated by Amiri Decree number 5, issued on 4 March 2006, to spearhead the development of the Emirate's aviation infrastructure. In September 2006, ADAC assumed responsibility for the operation and management of Abu Dhabi and Al Ain International Airports.

In 2008, ADAC added Al Bateen Executive Airport (an exclusive private aviation airport), and Sir Bani Yas and Delma Island Airports to its portfolio. These airports are geared to serve the various segments of air travellers, the aviation marketplace, and will help contribute to Abu Dhabi’s development as a destination for both business and leisure tourism.

Currently under way is the multi-billion dollar re-development and expansion of Abu Dhabi International Airport designed to increase the overall capacity of the airport to more than 40 million passengers per year. As part of this redevelopment, a second runway and a third terminal have been completed.

About TAV Construction
A member of the global airport brand TAV Group, TAV Construction was established in 2003 with the vision to become a leading brand in airport construction. In less than a decade, the Company achieved to undertake and realize projects worth US $ 12.5 billion in contract value. Engineering News Record (ENR) ranks TAV as the World’s 4th largest airport contractor.

Even though TAV Construction’s main activity and area of expertise is the building of airports and related facilities, TAV team applied this know-how to non-aviation projects as well and expanded its portfolio with futuristic tower projects that mark the stunning skylines of the cities of tomorrow. The catalyst for the establishment of the TAV Group was the awarding of the BOT contract for the new Istanbul Atatürk Airport International Terminal Complex in 1997.

Today TAV Construction has seven branches throughout the MENA Region; namely in United Arab Emirates (Abu Dhabi, Sharjah, Dubai), Egypt, Qatar, Tunisia, Libya, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia and three subsidiary companies outside Turkey: TAV Construction Muscat LLC, TRCC-TAV Al Rajhi Contracting Co.Ltd. and TAV Construction Qatar LLC. TAV Construction, while generally undertaking projects as sole contractor, has also formed strategic partnerships with world giants such as the Japanese TAISEI, Brazilian Odebrachet, Athens based CCC, Saudi Arabia’s Arab Contracting Company and UAE/Australian Habtoor Leighton Group on certain projects.

For more information, please visit www.tavconstruction.com
About CCC
Consolidated Contractors Company (CCC) is a leading diversified company carrying out construction, engineering, procurement, development and investment activities internationally with emphasis on the Middle East region. CCC was founded in 1952 in Lebanon and has since become the largest engineering and construction company in the Middle East.

Internationally, Engineering News-Record (ENR) has consistently ranked CCC in the top 20 international Construction Contractors for 11 straight years. CCC is based in Athens, Greece and, with sales in excess of $5 billion, currently employs over 110,000 people composed of over 90 nationalities in its worldwide operations.

Being an ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001 and ISO 9001:2008 certified company CCC offers a wide range of Engineering and Construction services in line with the highest commitment to HSE, Quality and Social Responsibility. Our core business is construction services across the EPC Chain Value. We also capture all aspects of the Engineering, Procurement & Construction (EPC) value chain, starting with Feasibility Studies, into Design, Procurement, Construction, Commissioning, Operations and Maintenance as well as Project Development (BOT, BOO, PPP).

For more information please visit our website http:///www.ccc.gr

About Arabtec Construction LLC     
Arabtec Construction LLC is a UAE based company established in 1975.   As the largest subsidiary of Arabtec Holding (a public company listed on DFM - the Dubai Financial Market), Arabtec Construction LLC (Arabtec) has completed numerous projects including but not limited to: High Rise Developments (Commercial and Residential), Hotels and Hotel Inte¬riors, Commercial and In¬dustrial Projects, Major Airport Developments, Stadiums, Infrastructure and Drainage works, Offshore Oil and Gas Installations, Residential Complexes including the largest communities in the area such as The Emirates Hills, The Arabian Ranches and The Silicon Oasis in Dubai, and Al Waab city in Doha.

With a current workforce in excess of 40,000 people and a backlog in excess of $3.8 Billion (14 Billion UAE Dirhams) in booked work, Arabtec is clearly the leading contracting company in the UAE, and one of the top five in the GCC. Arabtec is also ranked as the # 133 Top Global Contractor for 2010 as per Engineering News Record (ENR).  In the past few years Arabtec has diversified geographically and started working in other countries such as Qatar, Jordan, Syria, Palestine, Pakistan, Russia, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Bahrain, Kuwait, Angola and India.

Some of Arabtec’s well known projects in Dubai are: Burj Khalifa, the Address Hotel, the Fairmont Hotel, 21st Century, Al-Fattan towers, Jumeirah Beach Resort (JBR) towers as well as the fit out of Burj Al Arab, Jumeirah Beach Hotel and the Ritz Carlton. In Abu Dhabi, Arabtec built the Conference Palace (now the Emirates Palace Hotel), the new Exhibition Center for ADNEC and the iconic ADIA buildings. 

Overseas, Arabtec is building the 2.5 Billion Q.R. Al Waab “city-within-a-city” in Doha (Qatar), the Okhta Tower in St. Petersburg (Russia), the Rotana Hotel in Damascus, Syria, a substantial part of the Princess Noura University in Riyadh – KSA, the Kuwait University – Colleges of Education & Arts in Kuwait, the Hanging Gardens and the Marassi Projects in Egypt.

Arabtec Holding PJSC, which became publicly listed in 2004, and is traded under the symbol “ARTC” on the Dubai Financial Market, is the parent company of Arabtec Construction LLC.  It is worth noting that Arabtec is the first privately held company to go public, as well as the first construction company to be publically traded in the UAE.



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