Expansion Work of HIA Begins: Awards Five Major Contracts

MATAR, the Qatar Company for Airports Operation and Management, announced yesterday Hamad International Airport’s (HIA) multi-phased expansion project plans and the contracting companies and multiple joint ventures which have been awarded expansion projects.

The five contracting companies and joint ventures awarded HIA expansion projects include the joint venture of Midmac Contracting, TAV Tepe Akfen Investment Construction and Taisei Corporation (MTT), the joint venture of Consolidated Contractors Company (CCC) and Teyseer Contracting Company (TCC) and the joint venture of Urbacon Trading & Contracting, Bahadir Construction and Tedeschia Construction Enterprises (UBT) as well as Beumer Doha and Al Jaber Engineering Company.

The Western Taxiway & Stand Development Works contract, Package-0012, was awarded in October 2019 to the joint venture of UBT. This infrastructure and utility-focused expansion project will increase the operational capacity of HIA and add 39 additional aircraft stands. Works for this contract started in the fourth quarter (Q4) 2019.

The contract, Package-0013, was awarded in November 2019 and commenced shortly after. The project will include an additional 140,000sqm terminal building, located airside, adjoining the existing terminal building through Concourse C with an axis that will culminate into a central garden.

It will include a new transfer area which will help shorten passengers’ connection time and will improve their overall transfer experience at HIA. This will also contribute to servicing the continued growth of HIA’s national carrier Qatar Airways.

The Remote Transfer Baggage Facility Handling Systems (RTBF) and Building projects were also awarded in November 2019 and February 2020 respectively.

The Baggage Handling System will be equipped with best-in-class high capacity tote-based Individual Carrier System (TOTE/ICS) that provides fast, safe and flexible baggage handling from check-in to discharge with 100 per cent accurate track and trace of baggage at every stage of the handling process.

The Hold Baggage Screening System and equipment to be installed in the RTBF will be in compliance with the latest European Civil Aviation Committee (ECAC) Standard 3 requirements.

The project, which is divided into two packages, Midfield Fuel Farm Expansion and Western Fuel Farm, will fulfil the need of developing supporting facilities for the growing needs of HIA’s operations due to the new developments.

Works for both packages commenced in December 2019 according to MATAR’s plan.

The five-star airport is undertaking an expansion to meet the growing demand for air travel, enhance its position as the preferred gateway for travel and transit and to accommodate the growth of its national carrier, Qatar Airways.

Source: The Peninsula

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