TAV wins $1.1 b airport project in Bahrain
TAV Construction has been awarded the new terminal construction tender, one of the most significant phases of airport modernization program in Bahrain. Located on an area of 220,000 square meters in total, airport capacity will increase from 4 million to 14 million passengers per annum with the new terminal building.
TAV, one of the top construction companies worldwide, won the tender for the Construction of Bahrain International Airport new terminal building and affiliated works. Bahrain Transportation and Communication Minister H.E. Eng. Kamal bin Ahmed Mohammed and Bahrain Airport Company CEO Mohamed Yousif Al Binfalah announced that TAV-Arabtec JV won the $1.1 billion worth tender in a press conference. The project is planned to be completed in 51 months.
TAV Group President & CEO Sani Şener stated: “Since the Istanbul Ataturk Airport project in 2000, we will have built a total of 16 airports in the Middle East and North Africa region -seven of them are the gateways of the capital cities of their respective countries. We are proud to be announced as the preferred bidder and to add Bahrain Airport to our portfolio, which includes ongoing projects in the UAE, Oman and the KSA. TAV Construction has been named at the top globally by Engineering News Record for the last two consecutive years. We'll employ our extensive expertise at the Bahrain Airport project and continue contributing to the development of the GCC region."
The contract covers construction of terminal building having a capacity of 14 million passengers as well as construction of main service building, air and land side infrastructure works and multi-storey car park. TAV Construction will start construction works in March together with its partner Arabtec. To be constructed by green technologies, the terminal building is expected to receive LEED Gold certificate.