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Abu Dhabi releases tender for new airport terminal

Expressions of interest in job were invited more than 12 months ago.
Abu Dhabi's Midfield Terminal will be the centrepiece of the redeveloped Abu Dhabi International Airport.
Abu Dhabi's Midfield Terminal will be the centrepiece of the redeveloped Abu Dhabi International Airport.

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Abu Dhabi Airports Company (ADAC) has released the general construction tender for the Midfield Terminal Building (MTB), the centerpiece of Abu Dhabi International Airport’s redevelopment.

It is more than twelve months since construction firms were invited to express their interest in the job.

Pre-conditions for expressions of interest then included annual turnover of US $5 billion and 'successful completion' of five similar projects in the last ten years, two of which must be worth more than US $1 billion.

Bidders also had to be familiar with international green building codes and be able to comply with Abu Dhabi’s own Estidama guidelines.

The tender will be awarded ‘by the end of the year’, after which the timeline of the project will be announced.

The terminal will have an initial capacity of 27-30 million passengers per year and will be one of the world’s ‘largest and most architecturally iconic structures’, according to a statement.

The piling works for the MTB have been completed and the grading works are underway for the East Midfield, which will house the various support facilities for the new Midfield Terminal Building.

“Abu Dhabi Airports Company is pleased to announce the release of the MTB tender which is a key milestone in the development of Abu Dhabi’s International airport and a significant component in delivering Plan Abu Dhabi 2030,” said Khalifa Al Mazrouei, chairman of Abu Dhabi Airports Company (ADAC).

“We are investing to ensure our growing customer base experiences the highest level of service available, in a distinctive facility that has been designed and is being constructed in a sustainable and environmentally conscious manner.”

Terminal 1 of Abu Dhabi International is currently in the final stages of refurbishment.

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