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French firm hired to lead Bahrain Int'l expansion plan

Aéroports de Paris Ingénierie wins $38m contract to oversee modernisation of Bahrain International Airport

French firm hired to lead Bahrain Int'l expansion plan
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ADPI (Aéroports de Paris Ingénierie), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Aéroports de Paris, has won a new contract to oversee the modernisation and expansion of Bahrain International Airport.

ADPI was selected by the Bahrain transport ministry and the airport operator, Bahrain Airport Company (BAC), following an international call for tenders.

As part of the contract, which is valued at about $38 million, ADPI will conduct all studies on the development of the airport over the next 20 years.

The company said construction of the new terminal should begin in late 2014 and be completed in late 2018.

Bahrain International Airport is the home base of Gulf Air and receives 9 million passengers a year. After an initial expansion phase, the airport will be able to receive 13 million passengers. 

ADPI will design and supervise construction of a new passenger terminal of more than 150.000 sq m, based on the initial findings of the master plan studies.

The contract will be carried out over a five-year period and is expected to generate around €25 million in revenue for ADPI, the company added.

Guillaume Sauvé, CEO of ADPI, said: "The international airport is of fundamental importance to the Kingdom of Bahrain... Therefore, this is a major contract for ADPI whose expertise in architecture and engineering is well recognised in this part of the world because of the many achievements we have worked on."

Formed in 2000, ADPI is currently engaged in more than 100 projects worldwide.

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