Qatar’s airports operator has picked Dallas-headquartered Aecom to provide programme management services for the project to build a second cargo terminal and supporting facilities at Hamad International Airport.
The expansion will triple the airport’s overall cargo capacity, said Hamed Zaghw, Aecom’s chief executive for the Middle East & Africa.
Supporting facilities include a veterinary inspection centre, central utility plant and a cargo bridging facility to handle overflow from Cargo Terminal 1.
The construction programme is expected to last six years, but the client, Qatar Company for Airports Operation and Management, wants the cargo bridging facility ready for the FIFA World Cup in November 2022.
“We have a longstanding history in the country and are looking forward to leveraging our significant local knowledge and extensive aviation experience to successfully manage this programme,” said Lara Poloni, Aecom’s president.