ADAC awards $85m Midfield Terminal contract

By Charlotte Turner |

Abu Dhabi International Airport has awarded its $85 million construction management contract for ADAC’s new Midfield Terminal Complex to AECOM technology corporation.


AECOM, the global provider of professional technical and management support services, will carry out the work in association with Hill International as the prime sub-consultant.


Back in June, the Abu Dhabi Airports Company (ADAC) signed a Dhms.10.8bn ($2.8bn) contract with TAV, CCC, and Arabtec to build the new Midfield Terminal Building (MTB).


The agreement includes duty free retail and ‘high-end commercial offerings’ across more than 18,000sq m, including ‘internationally renowned luxury goods and designer outlets’, and almost 10,000sq m of international restaurants and cafes. [DFS Group presently holds the umbrella management retail contract at Abu Dhabi International Airport-Ed].


Abu Dhabi International Airport Midfield Terminal

[Above: Artist’s impression of completed Midfield Terminal]



“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.”


AECOMUnder the five-year contract, which commences immediately, AECOM will take responsibility for many aspects of the construction of the Midfield Terminal Building, which will be a 7.5-million sq ft 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 296,000sq ft 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.


“With approximately 45,000 employees around the world, AECOM is a leader in all of the key markets that it serves,” says AECOM.


“AECOM provides a blend of global reach, local knowledge, innovation and technical excellence in delivering solutions that create, enhance and sustain the world’s built, natural, and social environments.


A Fortune 500 company, AECOM serves clients in more than 130 countries and had revenue of $8.3 billion during the 12 months ended June 30, 2012.

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