TAV to set up IT system of huge airport terminal
When completed, the Abu Dhabi Airport Midfield Terminal will be able to provide service to 27 million passengers annually and cover an indoor area of 702,000 sqm.TAV Information Technologies has won the communication technologies tender held for the Abu Dhabi Airport Midfield Terminal Building, which will be the world’s largest terminal constructed under one roof when completed. TAV IT will undertake the IT infrastructure set-up and maintenance support services of the terminal, the company said by a written statement.
TAV IT was the only Turkish company invited to submit an offer to the tender that was participated in by eight world-renowned IT companies, said the company. The tender, awarded for $50 million, consists of designing, setting-up and operating the entire communication infrastructure of the terminal and also providing technical support.
“We have transferred our know-how to nine airports in Turkey in addition to the ones operated by TAV Airports. We have also exported our know-how to the Riyadh, Dammam and Madinah airports in Saudi Arabia. We are proud to be contributing to the Abu Dhabi Airport, one of the most popular projects of the United Arab Emirates. TAV IT has been awarded the tender, leaving eight international IT companies behind. This project is one of the highest-budgeted international tenders,” said TAV IT General Manager Binnur Güleryüz Onaran.
When completed, the Abu Dhabi Airport Midfield Terminal will be able to provide service to 27 million passengers annually and cover an indoor area of 702,000 square meters (sqm).
Including 106 passenger bridges, 156 check-in counters, 48 self-service kiosk areas and a retail and food & beverage area of 28,000 sqm, the terminal is expected to be put into service by 2017.