AECOM Technology Corporation has been awarded a US$85 million (£54.1 million) construction management contract for the new Midfield Terminal Complex at Abu Dhabi International Airport.
The five-year contract, which will be carried out by AECOM in association with Hill International as the prime sub-consultant, will include taking on responsibility for many aspects of the construction of the 7.5-million-square-foot Midfield Terminal Building as well as the required associated airside and landside infrastructure. The terminal building is scheduled to open during 2017.
Passenger facilities will also include more than 296,000ft² of airline hospitality lounges, a transit hotel and a heritage and culture museum. The terminal will be able to handle more than 30 million passengers and will have sufficient piers to accommodate 65 aircraft, including the Airbus A380.
“We are very pleased to have been selected by Abu Dhabi Airports Company to participate in this prestigious project, which is a significant investment in the Emirate’s growth and its position as the capital of the United Arab Emirates,” said AECOM chairman and chief executive officer John M. Dionisio. “With a global network of expertise in the aviation and construction sectors, AECOM is perfectly placed to serve our client’s needs.”