By Andy Sambidge
Larsen & Toubro picked to work on midfield terminal complex at Abu Dhabi International
Larsen & Toubro (L&T) said on Wednesday it has won a AED943m ($257m) contract from Abu Dhabi Airports Company to work on the construction of the midfield terminal complex.
The Transportation Infrastructure Business of L&T Construction said in a statement that work on the project is part of the major expansion programme of Abu Dhabi International Airport.
Work is scheduled to start this month with a construction period of 28 months. The airport terminal complex is expected to be commissioned by 2017.
The complex consists of a midfield terminal building and related airside and landside work. The new terminal building will serve as the new gateway to Abu Dhabi.
L&T said it will build concrete hard stands for aircraft parking around the new building, including contact and remote stands. The airside works also include taxi lanes along the apron parking stands and link taxiway connections to the existing airside infrastructure with a tunnel on the airside.
The major item of works for the airside include earthwork, concrete pavement, asphalt pavement with markings, drainage, general utilities, airfield ground lighting, gate services such as flood lighting, visual dock guidance system and structural works/systems for airside tunnel.
The project also includes aircraft fuel hydrant system, storm and portable water distribution line, chilled water distribution system, medium voltage distribution Sub-Stations, communication network and fire main distribution system on the major utility segments.
The 700,000 sq m terminal building is one of the key strategic infrastructure projects to be undertaken in the UAE capital, and will initially handle 27m passengers per year.
It will be the future home of Abu Dhabi's Etihad Airways.
The project will include two phases - the four-year construction phase and the operational readiness assessment phase to undertake tests.
really it' looks awesome and the shape of dunes from our lovely dessert, I'm so excited to see it in sha'allah. THIS IS U.A.E
Maa shaa Allah. Hope ADAC learn the lesson from the fiasco Qatar is presently going thru regarding the new airport(HIA) at Doha. All they need is perpetual eye on what contractors and project managers are doing,once the plans are 100% finalized. To do this, Abu Dhabi's Civil Aviation would have to organize an honest & ruthless supervisory committee,reporting directly to top Emirati boss,who must have no nonsense approach to safeguard the image.
If the contracts is already signed before the design is 99% complete then there is a 0% chance of avoiding delays and increases to the budget.
L&T, can you give the government of Kuwait a call, this country BADLY needs a new airport.