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TAV Construction will design and build hangars at Jeddah Airport, worth 800 million dollars

TAV Construction, with its partners, becoming one of the sector’s leaders in a short period of time by carrying out airport projects in Turkey and other countries of the region, won the tender for SAEI Aircraft Maintenance, Repair and Operation facility at King Abdul Aziz International Airport in Jeddah.

Being the fourth biggest company in the field of airport construction, TAV Construction will now construct the new aircraft maintenance, repair and operation facility at King Abdul Aziz International Airport, which is the entry gate of Jeddah. The tender won by TAV Construction-Al Rajhi Holding-Al Habtoor Leighton Joint Venture is worth a contractual value of 800 million dollars. The facility, which belongs to Saudi Arabia Airlines and which is planned to be completed in 900 days, consists of 11 hangar buildings, together with aircraft maintenance buildings as well as an administrative building, closed car park and aircraft parking aprons. The venture is to carry out the design and construction works of the facility and in case it is demanded, will undertake the second phase of the project, which is already planned.

TAV Group CEO Sani Şener stated the following: "We are more than happy to win the tender of construction works of hangars in Jeddah Airport; this has been another big success after the construction and operation of Medina Airport in Saudi Arabia. This project, which we will carry out together with our partners, is of great significance in terms of expansion works of King Abdul Aziz International Airport, the busiest airport of the country, and it is expected to provide for the operational needs of the next 20 years. Airport construction is a special sector requiring wide experience and specialized knowledge. You are obliged to know every kind of information about that aviation industry while constructing facilities such as terminal building, tower, hangar, runways within the core of airport. You have to know about aircrafts, their performances and their sizes, as well as meteorology, capacity of air traffic and its devices, their activity fields and their functions in detail. Additionally, you have to know passenger behaviors and administration of commercial areas. You have to master information technologies, luggage and ground services. The organization created by TAV Group is an organization, which gathers all this knowledge in its core. That is why we keep on increasing our success rate in aviation related businesses throughout the world. TAV Construction has also a bright history in this sector as a brand opening up to the world from Istanbul. We will keep on working in our targeted region to achieve new successful projects primarily through the airport projects.”

Starting with Istanbul Ataturk International Airport, TAV Construction carried out projects that are worth 11 billion dollars in contractual value to date. In the listing made by Engineering News Record (ENR) which is one of the most respected publications in sector, TAV Construction took its part as the fourth company in the field of airport construction in terms of the projects carried out by the company.

About TAV Construction Established in 2003 under TAV, with its head office in Istanbul, TAV Construction operates in Egypt, Qatar, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Macedonia, Oman, Georgia, Tunisia, Saudi Arabia and Libya. TAV Construction also offers consultancy services in the field of airport infrastructure which has a growing demand worldwide. Having signature under important projects in the region, TAV Construction carried out constructions of Istanbul Ataturk Airport International Terminal, Ankara Esenboga International and Domestic Terminal, Izmir International Terminal, and now it continues to carry out the construction project of Izmir Adnan Menderes Airport New Domestic Terminal.