Sharjah Airport Authority opens tenders for airport expansion project

Parsons International was appointed to manage the development project

The Sharjah Airport Authority (SAA) has opened tenders for main works at the Sharjah International Airport Expansion project. The project is projected to cost $408m and will increase the airport’s handling capacity to 20m passengers by 2025.

In addition to the main construction works, tenders were also requested for the relocation of utilities, the building substructure, superstructure skeleton and other associated works.

The opening of tenders follows the review and approval of the project by HH Sheikh Dr Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah, and Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed bin Sultan Al Qasimi, Crown Prince and Deputy Ruler of Sharjah, for the design of Sharjah Airport expansion project.

According to officials, the exterior will be shaped like the wing of a plane and will end in a structure shaped like a book. The project will include two departure halls and two passport control areas to maintain the flow of passengers through the airport. A new VIP lounge with separate entrances and exits will cater to business passengers.

The support services buildings are expected to be complete in the first quarter of 2020, while the remainder of the project is scheduled for completion in the third quarter of 2022.

Parsons International was appointed to manage the development project, the deal is said to be worth $14m. As a part of the overall development project, the SAA says it signed three agreements worth $27.2m in May last year.

The main contract for the project is expected to be awarded by the second week of August, the statement said.

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