T&T wins Abu Dhabi airport consultancy work
By Chris Sleight01 October 2013
Turner & Townsend has been awarded the contract for cost estimation, scheduling and risk management on the expansion of Abu Dhabi International Airport in the UAE.
The project involves the construction of a state of the art new terminal, the Midfield Terminal Complex (MTC), as well as the redevelopment of existing terminal facilities and services to support the airport. The MTC is expected to have a total area of some 700,000 m2, including 20,000 m2 of shops and food & drink outlets.
The appointment by the client Abu Dhabi Airports Company follows work on a number of other major infrastructure projects in the Middle East for Turner & Townsend, including Dubai and Oman airports.
Commenting on the appointment, Turner & Townsend Middle East regional managing director Mike Collings said, “Turner & Townsend has built a reputation working on some of the world’s largest infrastructure projects and has seen its business in this sector grow by two thirds since 2010-2011.
“We are proud to add this new commission to our aviation profile. The Middle East is fast becoming a key hub for infrastructure and by leveraging our strong local capability, together with global knowledge we look forward to continuing to make a difference for our clients.”
Construction on the project is already underway, with completion expected in 2017.