Dubai is­sues big­gest sin­gle ten­der to de­velop Al Mak­toum Int’l

Sub­struc­ture pack­age ten­der is­sued by Dubai Avi­a­tion Engi­neer­ing Projects as Al Mak­toum Air­port eyes ti­tle of world’s largest by 2030

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Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Mak­toum, chair­man of Dubai Avi­a­tion City Cor­po­ra­tion and Dubai Avi­a­tion Sec­tor Board, an­nounced the launch of a ten­der for the devel­op­ment of Al Mak­toum In­ter­na­tional.

The sub­struc­ture pack­age ten­der by Dubai Avi­a­tion Engi­neer­ing Projects (DAEP) — de­scribed as the big­gest sin­gle value con­tract is­sued to date — con­sists of over 1.7 mil­lion square me­tres of con­nected base­ment foot­print to house the fu­ture ser­vices of the air­port. No value for the ten­der was dis­closed.

The pack­age will in­clude the foun­da­tions, base­ment walls, col­umns, base­ment slabs and top slabs for the first 2.7km long con­course, West Ter­mi­nal Build­ing, Short Term Car Park and the Staff Car Park with a depth ex­ceed­ing 18 me­tres un­der­ground and around 5.5 mil­lion cu­bic me­tres of con­crete to be poured.

“An un­prece­dented scale. Maybe the big­gest ever re­leased in its cat­e­gory” Sheikh Ahmed said in a state­ment. “We are tar­get­ing an award by early next year. More is yet to come and every­one is look­ing for­ward to a busy 2019.”

Fol­low­ing the of­fi­cial start of con­struc­tion back in July 2016, ac­tiv­ity is ramp­ing up ag­gres­sively fur­ther to the award of the en­abling works pack­age ear­lier last sum­mer and the con­trac­tor is al­ready mo­bi­lized with on­go­ing progress on site.

DAEP said it en­vis­ages Al Mak­toum In­ter­na­tional as the air­port of the fu­ture and the big­gest in the world, ac­com­mo­dat­ing 130 mil­lion pas­sen­gers per an­num in its first phase of the open­ing in 2030.

Its ul­ti­mate ca­pac­ity will be able to ac­com­mo­date over 260 mil­lion pas­sen­gers an­nu­ally re­in­forc­ing the vi­sion of Sheikh Mo­hammed Bin Rashid Al Mak­toum, Vice Pres­i­dent and Prime Min­is­ter of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, for Dubai to be­come the avi­a­tion cap­i­tal of the world.

The pack­age will in­clude the foun­da­tions, base­ment walls, col­umns, base­ment slabs and top slabs.

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