DCAA/DS/DAEP – Al Maktoum International Airport – UAE - Project Profile

DCAA/DS/DAEP – Al Maktoum International Airport – UAE - Project Profile

  • March 2018 •
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  • Report ID: 4378173
"DCAA/DS/DAEP – Al Maktoum International Airport – UAE - Project Profile" contains information on the scope of the project including project overview and location. The profile also details project ownership and funding, gives a full project description, as well as information on contracts, tendering and key project contacts.

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Dubai Civil Aviation Authority (DCAA), Dubai South (DS) and Dubai Aviation Engineering Projects (DAEP) are undertaking the construction of Al Maktoum International Airport project in Dubai, the UAE.

The project involves the construction of an international airport with a capacity to handle 220 million passengers and more than 16 million tonnes of cargo per annum on 56 million m2 of land. It is planned to be implemented in phases.

The project also includes the construction of a 4km long, 33m wide and 15m high tunnel.It will be use for airport’s baggage handling system.

The US$820 million first phase of the project involved the construction of the passenger terminal with a capacity to handle 7 million passengers a year, 4.5km runway, six tracks, seven stations, cargo terminal, central utility complexes, control tower and storm water drainage & sewerage system.

The second phase is further expanded into two sub-phases.

The first sub-phase of the project involves the construction of two satellite buildings with a capacity for 120 million passengers annually and accommodate 100 A380 aircraft at any one time; while the second sub-phase includes the construction of four satellite concourses with a capacity for 200 million passengers a year and to accommodate the entire operations of Emirates airline, 16 million tonnes a year of freight and 14 stations.

the second sub-phase is expected to cost US$125 million.

It also features the expansion of check-in areas to 104 check-in desks, seven baggage reclaim carousels, 24 boarding gates and immigration halls along with its security screening areas, and the forecourt will be improved for easier access to the parking and drop-off areas.

The project is the first resort kind of airport and includes the construction of golf courses and swimming pools.

Al Maktoum International Airport and the existing Dubai International Airport will be linked by a proposed high speed express rail system. The project is being funded by Dubai government.

In February 2006, construction contract was awarded to Al Naboodah Contracting for the first runway package and on November 5, 2007, construction works were completed.

In February 2007, construction contract awarded to the JV of Arabtec Construction and Max Bogl for the air traffic control tower.

The cargo terminal and the passenger terminal under the first phase were officially opened on June 27, 2010, and October 27, 2013 respectively.

Construction works on the central utility complexes, control tower and first fuel farm of the first phase of the project was completed.

Aeroports de Paris (ADPI) and Dar Al Handasah Shair & Partners have been appointed as PMC contractors; Dar Al Handasah Shair & Partners as engineering design consultant; Kharafi National as contractor for the Central Utility Complexes; and Amana Pipeline Construction Company as contractor for the First Fuel Farm of the first phase.

In December 2013, DCAA invited pre-qualification bids from contractors for the first sub-phase in two categories of work.The first is for terminals, concourses, cargo terminals and support facility building.

The second is for infrastructure contracts covering site grading, tunneling, runways, stands and roads.

In January 2014, DCAA received pre-qualification documents from contractors.

DAEP issued tender for the enabling works for the first sub-phase with a scope of five new runways that involves about 70 million cubic metres of earth-moving. Al-Jaber Group, the local Al-Naboodah Contracting Company, the local Ghantoot Group, and the local Tristar have submitted bids.

In late 2014, UK’s export credit agency, UK Export Finance (UKEF) expressed interest to support UK companies bidding for contracts on the proposed project by issuing US$2 billion letter of interest, with its five prime contractors (Carillion, Kier, Balfour Beatty, Laing O’Rourke and Interserve) are all based in the UK.

DAEP was expected to award enabling works contract in the fourth quarter of 2014, but delayed due to lack of funding.Local Al-Naboodah Contracting Company is the frontrunner.

The bidders include the local Ghantoot Group and the local Tristar. However, this tender process has gone quiet with no award or advanced negotiations.

In March 2015, Leslie Jones Architecture was appointed as engineering design contractor for the project.

On March 22, 2016, AlJaber Group, AlNaboodah Contracting, Trista have submitted the bids for enabling contract for second phase of the project.

In March 2016, Al Jaber LEGT Engineering and Contracting (ALEC) was appointed as the contractor for expansion of passenger terminal building under first sub phase.Under the contract ALEC will expand the existing building, from its current size of 66,107m2 to 145,926m2.

A series of further extensions are planned under later contracts that are designed to raise its maximum capacity to 26.5 million passengers a year in 2018.

In March 2016, DAEP invited the pre-qualified bidders to submit bids for the enabling works under the first sub-phase with May 31, 2016 as submission dead line. The deadline was later extended to June 2016.

In April 2016, Al Naboodah Construction Group LLC was appointed to complete the external works for the passenger terminal building expansion project.

Arab Center For Engineering Studies(ACES ) was appointed as geotechnical consultant and Turner & Townsend plc as a cost consultant.

In June 2016, DAEP received the bids from the bidders for enabling works under the first sub-phase of the project.

In July 2016, DAEP awarded an enabling contract to Tristar Engineering & Construction for the first sub-phase with a scope of five new runways that involves about 70 million m3 of earth-moving.

Dar Al-Handasah (Shair and Partners) to undertake design and supervision of the terminal building.

In October 2016, AE Arma-Elektropanc appointed as MEP (mechanical, electrical, and plumbing) contractor for first sub phase.

In December 2016, Lane Construction Corporation was awarded US$75 million construction contractor for the second sub-phase and will be responsible for 60% of works.The scope of work includes new terminal facilities, concourses, runways, roads and tunnels.

In preparation for the expansion, Lane will work on temporary fences and gates, utilities and site offices, as well as site security and the remaining 40% of works will be undertaken by National Contracting Transportation Co (NCTC). The field works started by utilising more than ten of ACES rotary drilling rigs.

In January 2017, DAEP invited contractors to express interest in building the 4km long tunnel.

DCAA received US$3,000 million loans for the development of the project.

Construction activities are underway and complete by 2028.

The project involves the construction of an international airport with a capacity to handle 220 million passengers and more than 16 million tonnes of cargo per annum on 56 million m2 of land in Dubai, the UAE.

The US$37,100 million project includes the following:
1. Construction of five parallel runways of 4.5km each
2. Construction of 16 cargo terminals
3. Construction of 92m tall ATC tower
4. Construction of 350 aircraft stands
5. Construction of 4km long tunnel
6. Construction of three passenger terminals
7. Construction of integrated logistics centers
8. Construction of private jet center with an adjacent private heliport
9. Construction of an aircraft maintenance center
10. Construction of an aviation school
11. Construction of flight training academy
12. Construction of ancillary buildings
13. Construction of fuel farms
14. Construction of fire stations
15. Construction of GSEM facilities
16. Construction of airside ground transportation network
17. Construction of parking garage for 100,000 private vehicle

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Country=UnitedArabEmirates Industry=Construction ParentIndustry=HeavyIndustry Date=201803 Publisher=Timetric Price=1000