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TAV will be building a 27 million capacity terminal in Abu Dhabi, worth of $3 billion

TAV Construction wins the tender to build a new terminal at the airport of Abu Dhabi, the capital city of United Arab Emirates; one of the key stages of the expansion project of the airport. The new terminal is planned to be one of the most impressive architectural buildings of the world featuring an undulating roof, inclined facade and the use of advance technology.

The fourth biggest company in the airport construction sector, TAV Construction won the tender for the new terminal building to be built in Abu Dhabi Airport, the entrance gate of United Arab Emirates (UAE). In the leadership of TAV, the TAV-CC-ARABTEC Joint Venture will be completing the construction of the new terminal building in 49 months. The contractual value of the new terminal construction is over $3 billion. The new terminal building will have a capacity to provide high quality service to 27 million passengers per year at an area of 702 thousand square meters in total.

TAV Group President & CEO M. Sani Sener said: “As you know, we are currently building airports in Qatar, Oman and Tripoli. Following the tenders we have won in Medina and Jeddah of Saudi Arabia, we are extremely happy to be awarded the Abu Dhabi Airport tender, achieving such success and adding this $3 billion worth of mega project to our portfolio. We have once more registered our brand in the global airport sector through our adaptability and flexible management style. We believe that we are a true representative of our country. Our adaptability to the new global economy is a result of staying in the airport sector and being able to use the scale and scope economies very efficiently. TAV Construction’s business volume has reached to $11 billion in less than 10 years. What lie behind this fast and balanced growth are the efforts of all our employees from our workers to engineers as well as our management model that provides us with the ability to work under all circumstances and grow together with our partners. We will be building one of the most impressive terminals in the world through this mega project that we are undertaking together with our partners.” The new terminal building, which will be constructed between two runways in order to minimize the time aircrafts spend on the land, will increase the comfort of travel. The Employer (Abu Dhabi Airports Company) has been working in collaboration with Kohn Pederson Fox Associates (KPF), a USA based company, for the design of the terminal building. With 52 meter tall ceiling height and distinctive architecture, the terminal has a spectacular design. Some of the quantities to emphasize the sheer size of this project are as follows:

• Total built area of 702 thousand square meters • 106 boarding bridges • More than 22 kilometers of conveyor • 19 thousand baggage capacity per hour

The terminal building which will be constructed by using 84 thousand tons of steel will have a roof area of 225 thousand meter squares and a total facade area of 200 thousand meter squares. One of the unique aspects of this prestigious project is the effective use of BIM-Building Information Modeling which enables the potential problems to be predicted in a 3D working environment. TAV Construction, the fourth biggest company in the world in the field of airport construction according to one of the most prestigious publications of the sector Engineering News Record (ENR), has recently won an $800 million worth of hangar tender at Jeddah Airport, Saudi Arabia.

About TAV Construction Established in 2003 under TAV and based 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 airport infrastructure area, which has a growing demand worldwide. Having its signature under important projects in the region, TAV Construction has finalized constructions of Istanbul Ataturk Airport International Terminal, Ankara Esenboga International and Domestic Terminal, Izmir International Terminal, and currently realizing the construction project of Izmir Adnan Menderes Airport New Domestic Terminal.