L&T Construction wins contract to build Abu Dhabi Airport Midfield Terminal Complex
10 April 2013
Abu Dhabi Airports Company (ADAC), the operator of Abu Dhabi International Airport, has awarded a contract worth USD 257 million to L&T Construction for the development of its Midfield Terminal Complex (MTC). As part of the airport’s major expansion programme, the MTC comprises the new Midfield Terminal Building (MTB) and associated airside and landside work. Serving as the new gateway to Abu Dhabi, the 700 000-m² terminal building is one of the key strategic infrastructure projects to be undertaken in the UAE capital, and will be capable initially of serving 27 million passengers per year. As part of the contract, L&T will be responsible for the construction of concrete stands for aircraft parking around the new MTB, including contact and remote stands. Airside work includes construction of taxi lanes along the apron parking stands, as well as a tunnel on the airside to link the taxiway connections to the current airside infrastructure. The project also includes earthworks, concrete pavements, asphalt pavements with markings, drainage, general utilities, airfield ground lighting, gate services (including floodlighting), visual dock guidance system, and structural works/systems for the airside tunnel. L&T will also be responsible for the deployment of an aircraft fuel hydrant system, storm and potable 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 project began in April 2013 and will last for a period of 28 months, with anticipated commissioning of the airport terminal complex by 2017. Approval for the construction of the MTC was received in February 2012, while consultancy Aecom Technology was awarded a USD 85 million contract to offer construction management services.