The Abu Dhabi Airports Company (ADAC) has appointed Taylor Woodrow International Construction LLC to carry out major expansion work at Abu Dhabi International Airport. The new contract is part of the Capacity Enhancement Programme (CEP) at the Capital’s airport which is focused on accommodating the growing traffic at its facilities.
The £14.8m (AED 84,040,082) joint venture between Taylor Woodrow and Abu Dhabi contractor Fibrex Construction Group will see extensive upgrades in the airport’s Terminal 3. Commencing in March 2013, the 12 month project includes the addition of two new passenger buildings and a link bridge.
A 6,015 square metre bus gates building will provide a lounge area for 2,000 passengers and will serve as the transfer facility between Terminal 3 and remote aircraft parking positions. The building’s first floor will be fitted with a 3,200 square metre Etihad Business Lounge. Additionally, a steel framed passenger link bridge that will connect the building with Terminal 3’s departures level will be constructed.
The second building to be constructed will house the transfer passenger screening facilities. The steel framed structure will add 2,700 square metres to the existing terminal and will have a matching architectural expression. The full project is planned to be completed and delivered by February 2014.