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This illustration shows the to-be-built terminal at the Abu Dhabi Airport. Company image

This illustration shows the to-be-built terminal at the Abu Dhabi Airport. Company image

Turkish airport developer and operator TAV annouced yesterday that it had won a tender to build a terminal at Abu Dhabi International Airport, a project slated to cost more than $3 billion (2.4 billion euros).

TAV’s Managing Director Sani Şener said the contract means his firm can add the huge project to its portfolio of work.

The company said a consortium including CCC and ARABTEC as the junior partners would complete the project in 49 months. The new terminal at the Abu Dhabi Airport will be 702,000 square meters in size and will service 27 million passengers a year, according to the company’s press release.

“As you know we are currently constructing the Qatar, Oman and Tripoli airports. In addition to the tender we have just won in the Saudi Arabian cities of Medina and Jeddah, we are very pleased to have won the Abu Dhabi tender,” said Şener.

TAV’s turnover has reached $11 billion annually in less than 10 years, Şener said. He also said the new terminal at Abu Dhabi international airport would be one of the world’s most impressive terminals.

In March, the French airport operator Aeroports de Paris acquired a 38 percent stake in TAV, which manages the Atatürk Airport in Istanbul.

 TAV manages 12 airports in Turkey, as well as terminals in Georgia, Tunisia, Macedonia, Lithuania and Saudi Arabia.

June/28/2012

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