NACO and HOK Win Riyadh Expansion

Netherlands Airport Consultants BV (NACO), its Saudi Arabian branch Hussein Abdullah Dabbagh Saudi Dutch Engineering Consulting Company (SADECO) and HOK have been awarded the contract to design the expansion of King Khaled International Airport (KKIA) in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
The consortium will design the expansion of terminals 3 and 4, increasing the airport’s capacity to 20-25 million passengers per annum (mppa) from the current 15mppa.  This will allow KKIA to meet the country’s growing economy of more than 5% a year.
Total projects costs are estimated to exceed US$800 million and the expansion is scheduled to open in 2015.
NACO has been involved with the airport’s development since 2007, whereas HOK was the original designer of the existing terminal complex.
Director of Airport Planning & Building Design at NACO, and Director for this development, Kjell Kloosterziel, commented:  “This challenging project keeps us involved in a critical component of the airport’s development programme aimed at increasing capacity while at the same time elevating passenger experience to a world-class level.”
The design team will also include structural engineers from Royal HaskoningDHV, MEP & systems engineers from Buro Happold and local architectural firm TKC.
(Image:  NACO)