Abu Dhabi’s Midfield Terminal to open in 2019, says Sheikh Hazza

Abu Dhabi Airports Company (ADAC) is set to issue three tenders seeking suppliers to its Midfield Terminal Project the day after Sheikh Hazza bin Zayed paid a visit to the site and confirmed that it will open in 2019.

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Sheikh Hazza bin Zayed, deputy chairman of the Abu Dhabi Executive Council, tours the Midfield Terminal Building at Abu Dhabi International Airport on Sunday. The terminal will stretch over about 742,000 square metres. Wam

Abu Dhabi Airports Company (ADAC) is set to issue three tenders seeking suppliers to its Midfield Terminal Project the day after Sheikh Hazza bin Zayed paid a visit to the site and confirmed that it will open in 2019.

The airport operator has issued tenders for a company to run its staff canteen, to supply and install office furniture and to provide trolley management services to the new terminal. Firms interested in bidding for any of the three contracts need to register with ADAC’s tender portal and submit expressions of interest by noon on Thursday, after which tender documents will be distributed to interested parties.

Sheikh Hazza, who is deputy chairman of the Abu Dhabi Executive Council, said on Sunday that the expansion of the airport “is proceeding smoothly as planned” and that the airport will be able to accommodate up to 30 million passengers a year when the Midfield Terminal opens its doors in 2019.

“Abu Dhabi International Airport will be the jewel in the crown of the infrastructure projects in the emirate, and it will constitute a paradigm shift in international standards to cope with the development the UAE capital Abu Dhabi is currently witnessing,” he said.

The Midfield Terminal will house 65 aircraft gates and cover an area of about 742,000 square metres, which will include 3,500 sq m of duty-free shopping. It is being built by a three-way partnership between Arabtec, Consolidated Contractors Company of Greece and Turkey’s airports specialist TAV Group. The contract to build the airport was awarded in 2012 and was initially due for completion by July 17, 2017. More info

By M. Fahy  thenational.ae

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