By David Black www.thenational.ae
Building at Abu Dhabi International Airport’s new Midfield Terminal will start in the third quarter of this year.
The news was confirmed yesterday at the formal signing of the Dh10.8 billion (US$2.94bn) contract for the project.
The 700,000 square metre terminal is one of a number of major infrastructure projects planned in the capital as part of the Abu Dhabi Economic Vision 2030.
It will be built for the Abu Dhabi Airport Company (Adac) by a joint-venture company, created by the Turkish construction group TAV, Consolidated Contractors’ Company, headquartered in Greece, and the UAE’s Arabtec. The Midfield Terminal is the cornerstone of Adac’s efforts to become a world-leading airport group and is due to open in 2017.
“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,” said Ali Al Mansoori, the chairman of Adac.
“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, travellers and airlines.” More info