Turner & Townsend wins Dubai airport expansion contract

UK consultant Turner & Townsend has won a contract to provide cost management services for the expansion of Dubai’s Al Maktoum International Airport (pictured).

The firm was appointed by Dubai Aviation Engineering Projects (DAEP), the engineering arm of the state-owned Dubai Aviation City Corporation.

The expansion of the existing passenger terminal includes a larger immigration hall, providing 55 control counters, an extended departure area with 91 check-in desks and an extra 12 boarding gates and lounges, a new outbound baggage handling building and additional parking and approach roads.

The expansion is part of a wider $32bn development programme that will be able to accommodate over 200 million passengers a year when finished in 2027, making it the biggest in the world.

Mike Collings, T&T’s Middle East managing director, said: "We’re honoured to be working so closely with DAEP once again, and this commission further strengthens our aviation profile in the Middle East.  

"Our experience of delivering complex programmes in live airports will help us run the ongoing expansion while minimising the impact on day-to-day operations, and allow DAEP to plan for future growth.  

"We have built a strong reputation working on some of the world’s largest aviation projects, and I’m delighted that we are now building momentum in the rapid growth of Dubai as an international hub for air travel."

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