Balfour Beatty JV awarded £58.4m Abu Dhabi airport contract

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Balfour Beatty, the international infrastructure group, announced today (Tuesday 11 February) that Power Transmission Gulf (PTG) part of Balfour Beatty’s U.A.E. based joint venture BK Gulf LLC has been awarded a £58.4 million joint venture contract to carry out Mechanical Engineering services on the new Abu Dhabi International Airport Midfield Terminal Building (MTB).

Power Transmission Gulf (PTG) is the Major Partner (40%) for the Mechanical Engineering contract, in joint venture with China State and Emirates Falcon Electromechanical Company (EFECO). Abu Dhabi Airports Company (ADAC) is the owner and the construction is being carried out by a Joint Venture of TAV Construction, CCC and Arabtec (TCA JV in equal partnership).

“I am pleased to announce this new contract with TCA JV,” said Andrew McNaughton, Balfour Beatty CEO. “This builds on our existing capabilities in airport infrastructure gathered from around the world and allows us to bring these skills to a key growth region for us.”

The new terminal building will accommodate up to 65 aircraft, including the Airbus A‐380, with an expected capacity of 30 million passengers per year. Check‐in will provide 165 conventional counters and 48 self-service kiosks capable of handling 8,500 passengers, both arriving and departing per hour. The baggage system is designed to process over 19,000 bags per hour with over 22 km of conveying lines and 10 reclaim carousels.

The MTB is designed  to  achieve a Three Pearl rating, based on the Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council’s Estidama approach towards sustainable design, making it the highest‐rated airport terminal in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) and the largest singular building ever to be rated globally.

The project is due for completion by September 2016.