Turkey’s TAV wins $1.1 bln airport project in Bahrain
ISTANBULTurkey’s TAV Construction has been awarded the project to build a passenger terminal at Bahrain International Airport, which is undergoing a $1.1 billion upgrade, along with the Dubai-listed Arabtec.
Located on a 220,000-square-meter area, the new terminal will increase airport capacity from 4 million to 14 million annually, said TAV in a written statement on Jan. 25.
The project is planned to be completed in 51 months, it added.
“Since the Istanbul Ataturk Airport project in 2000, we will have built a total of 16 airports in the Middle East and North Africa region - seven of them are the gateways of the capital cities of their respective countries. We are proud to be announced as the preferred bidder and to add Bahrain Airport to our portfolio, which includes ongoing projects in the UAE [United Arab Emirates], Oman and the KSA [Saudi Arabia]. TAV Construction has been named at the top globally by Engineering News Record for the last two consecutive years. We’ll employ our extensive expertise at the Bahrain Airport project and continue contributing to the development of the GCC region,” said TAV Group President & CEO Sani Şener.
The contract covers the construction of a terminal building with a capacity of 14 million passengers as well as the construction of the main service building, air and land side infrastructure works and multi-story car park. TAV Construction will start construction work with its partner Arabtec in March. To be constructed with green technologies, the terminal building is expected to receive the LEED Gold certificate, according to the statement.