Bahrain Selects ADPI

THE BAHRAIN Airport Company has selected France’s Aeroports de Paris Ingenierie (ADPI) to create a Master Plan for the expansion of Bahrain International which will cover the next 30 years.  ADPI will handle the overall development plan, which will include two new passenger terminals and an airport city project.  A new ATC tower will also be built, along with cargo facilities and a terminal for royal flight operations.  New road and rail links will also be established.
The initial phase of the work covers expansion of the existing terminal construction of a multi-storey car park and the airport city business area; bids will go out to tender later this year.  The airport’s capacity will increase from 4mppa to 12mppa once the first phase is completed.
Six other companies submitted bids for the airport’s Master Plan project: USA-based Hok, Dutch firm Naco, UK-based Mott MacDonald, the UK’s Jacobs Gibb and Lebanon’s Dar al Handasah.
Looking further ahead, the airport’s  overall capacity will continue to rise steadily with the building of Terminals 1A and 1B, the latter will eventually replace the existing facility.