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Abu Dhabi Airports Company (ADAC) has appointed Taylor Woodrow International Construction to carry out major expansion work at Abu  Dhabi International Airport.

The new contract is part of the Capacity Enhancement Program (CEP) at the airport, which is focused on accommodating the growing traffic at its facilities.

The €17.5 million joint venture between Taylor Woodrow and Abu Dhabi contractor Fibrex Construction Group will see extensive upgrades in the airport’s Terminal 3.

Commencing in March 2013, the 12 month project includes the addition of two new passenger buildings and a link bridge.

A 6,015sqm bus gates building will provide a lounge area for 2,000 passengers and will serve as the transfer facility between Terminal 3 and remote aircraft parking positions.

The building’s first floor will be fitted with a 3,200sqm Etihad Business Lounge.

Additionally, a steel framed passenger link bridge that will connect the building with Terminal 3’s departures level will be constructed.

The second building will house the transfer passenger screening facilities. The facility will add 2,700sqm to the existing terminal and will have a matching architectural expression.

The full project is planned to be completed and delivered by February 2014.

Ali Majed Al Mansouri, chairman of ADAC, said: “ADAC is committed to providing the best services to airlines and passengers despite the existing capacity challenges.

“In 2012, the airport saw 18.9% growth in passenger traffic compared with 2011; and, with the strong growth registered to date this year, traffic in 2013 is expected to follow last year’s growth trend.

“The new work at Terminal 3 will extend the handling capacity of the facilities, accommodating the movement growth of Etihad Airways and other carriers operating from this terminal.

“ADAC will continue with the Capacity Enhancement Program (CEP) to ensure the best solutions are made available, enabling an efficient operation at Abu Dhabi International Airport until the MTB is delivered in 2017.”

Simon Jewell, operations director UAE for Taylor Woodrow International, said: “We are delighted to be working with Abu Dhabi Airports Company on this exciting project and being part of the continued expansion plans for this airport.

“Our company has a strong track record internationally in the delivery of airport-related projects and we are pleased to be able to use our expertise on this contract.”