Abu Dhabi Airports Company (ADAC) has announced the release of the General Contractor Tender for the Midfield Terminal Building (MTB), moving into the next phase of delivering Abu Dhabi International Airport with its iconic new terminal that will cater to the airport’s dynamic passenger growth and support the Plan Abu Dhabi 2030.
The design and engineering of the building has been carried out with the utmost due-diligence. Following a rigorous peer review with 6 world-leading airports, and a consultation with all involved stakeholders, ADAC finalised the design of the MTB to ensure that the utility of the building delivers the required state-of-the-art and top-quality facility in an efficient and financially viable framework.
These reviews resulted in a complete design, as well as a detailed and comprehensive tender package that provides for the timely and efficient execution of the project. Following the award of the tender by the end of the year, the dates of the construction completion and the operational commencement will be announced.
ADAC issued yesterday the tender to a list of pre-qualified firms for the construction of the 700,000 square metre main terminal building, which will have an initial capacity of 27-30 million passengers per year. The building will be one of the world’s largest and most architecturally iconic structures.
In parallel to the tender for the MTB, Abu Dhabi Airports Company has been executing since 2010 a capacity enhancement program (CEP) which will allow Abu Dhabi International Airport to handle an additional 7 million passengers. Furthermore, ADAC is currently in the last stages of the Terminal 1 refurbishment, further upgrading the world-class airport services offered to its passengers.
His Excellency Khalifa Al Mazrouei, Chairman of Abu Dhabi Airports Company (ADAC) said: “Abu Dhabi Airports Company is pleased to announce the release of the MTB tender which is a key milestone in the development of Abu Dhabi’s International airport and a significant component in delivering Plan Abu Dhabi 2030. We are investing to ensure our growing customer base experiences the highest level of service available, in a distinctive facility that has been designed and is being constructed in a sustainable and environmentally conscious manner.”
Currently, the piling works for the MTB have been completed, with a total of 7,425 piles, and the grading works for the East Midfield are underway which will house the various support facilities for the new Midfield Terminal Building.