$408m airport expansion comprises several phases, says Sharjah Airport Authority
Sharjah Airport Authority (SAA) has signed three agreements in line with its ongoing expansion project. The agreements, worth $27.2 million, include the delegation of consultancy services to specialist airport architecture and engineering firm ADP Ingénierie, according to a report from WAM.
ADP Ingeniere is responsible for the design and construction supervision of the airport expansion project, while CORE Engineering Consultancy was appointed to oversee and manage the demolition of existing structures. The design-build of a new sewage treatment plant was awarded to Metito Overseas Limited.
The agreements were signed in the presence of Sheikh Sultan bin Abdullah Al Thani, director of the Sharjah Department of Civil Aviation, Ali Salim Al Midfa, chairman of Sharjah Airport Authority, Sheikh Faisal bin Sauod Al Qassimi, director of Sharjah Airport Authority, Florent Merminod, MD of ADP Ingénierie Central Asia – Middle East – East Africa / French, Issam Y Harb, MD of CORE Engineering Consultancy LLC, Ahmed Hayajneh, MD of Metito Overseas Limited, and a number of senior officials.
“Sharjah International Airport has earned its excellent reputation due to its high operational efficiency, resulting from an effective management team, who apply the highest international standards, daily. This pursuit of excellence led SIA to select the best specialised consultancy companies to manage these projects, which contribute to accelerating the achievement of the comprehensive expansion that was previously adopted, with a view to keep pace with the growth in air traffic and number of passengers recorded annually by the airport,” explained SAA chairman Ali Salim Al Midfa.
The $408 million airport expansion project comprises several phases, including the construction of a new building and terminal for arrivals, aircraft hardstands and connectivity to the current building, developing roads leading to the airport and building a new terminal for departures and separating it from the arrivals terminal. The project will also see the upgrade of the current building, adding 15 aircraft hardstands and constructing new service buildings.
The agreements were signed following a tender where companies with the necessary specialisations were invited to submit offers. The technical and financial terms of each offer were studied and evaluated under the supervision of the technical authorities at Sharjah International Airport.
Sheikh Faisal said, “Since the expansion project was adopted, the implementation procedures started immediately. To date, SIA has awarded four contracts in the expansion project, which, when completed, will contribute to enhancing the experience of the airport passengers and increasing the regional and global competitiveness of the airport. The design will start this month and construction work will be completed in Q2 of 2022.”