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ADAC awards Taylor Woodrow International a £14.8m contract for further expansions to Terminal 3 at Abu Dhabi International Airport

Rueil-Malmaison - 26 March 2013

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Construction works to include two passenger buildings and link bridge in a joint venture with Fibrex Construction Group

Abu Dhabi Airports Company (ADAC) has appointed Taylor Woodrow International Construction LLC to carry out major expansion works at Abu Dhabi International Airport. The £14.8m (AED 84,040,002) contract is part of the Capacity Enhancement Programme (CEP) at the Capital’s airport which will accommodate the increasing traffic using its facilities.

The joint venture between Taylor Woodrow and Abu Dhabi contractor Fibrex Construction Group will see extensive upgrades at the airport’s Terminal 3. Commencing in March 2013, the 12 month project includes the addition of two new passenger buildings and a link bridge.

A 6,015 square metre bus gates building will provide a lounge area for 2,000 passengers and serve as the transfer facility between Terminal 3 and remote aircraft parking positions. The building’s first floor will be fitted with a 3,200 square metre Etihad Business Lounge. Additionally, a steel framed, passenger link bridge will connect the building with Terminal 3’s departures level.

A second building will house the transfer passenger screening facilities. The steel framed structure will add 2,700 square metre to the existing terminal with matching architectural features. The full project is planned to be completed and delivered by February 2014.

H.E. Ali Majed Al Mansouri, Chairman of ADAC said: “ADAC is committed to providing the best services to its customers from airlines and passengers despite the existing capacity challenges. In 2012 the airport saw 18.9% growth in passenger traffic compared with 2011, and with the strong growth registered to date, traffic in 2013 is expected to follow last year’s growth trend.”
“The new works at Terminal 3 will extend the handling capacity of its facility accommodating the movement growth of Etihad Airways and other carriers operating from this terminal. ADAC will continue with its Capacity Enhancement Program (CEP) to ensure the best solutions are made available, enabling an efficient operation at Abu Dhabi International Airport until the MTB is delivered in 2017” added Al Mansouri.

Simon Jewell, Operations Director UAE for Taylor Woodrow International, said: “We are delighted to be working with Abu Dhabi Airports Company on this exciting project and being part of the continued expansion plans for this airport. Our company has a strong track record internationally in the delivery of airport related projects and we are pleased to be able to bring our expertise to this contract.”

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For further information please contact:

Elham Bourani  
P.O. Box: 94449, Abu Dhabi, U.A.E
Tel: +971 2   25053304
Mob: +971 50 818 0467

Radwa Shehab
P.O. Box: 94449, Abu Dhabi, U.A.E
Tel: +971 2   505 3261
Mob: +971 50 262 22349

From Taylor Woodrow:

Melanie Mathews
Head of Corporate Communications
VINCI Construction UK
01923 470435

Rob Kirby
Communications Officer
+44 (0)1923 656486

Jessica Evans
Madano Partnership
0207 593 4000



Notes to editors:

Taylor Woodrow Fibrex (TWF)
A collaborative partnership that brings together the very best in international airport partnering, operational, management and major construction expertise experience in the UAE.

Taylor Woodrow International
Taylor Woodrow International forms part of VINCI, the world’s leading concession and construction group. VINCI has a turnover of €39 billion and 193,000 employees in 100 countries around the world. Drawing on the expertise and resources of one of the UK’s most well-known and trusted brands, Taylor Woodrow International focuses on building and civil engineering opportunities within the Gulf region.

Fibrex Construction Group
Established in 1972 from its roots in manufacturing processes, has evolved into a special grade Construction Group via its Contracting Division. The Group comprises three key parts; Contracting, Specialist Divisions & Industries.. With its head office located in Abu Dhabi, the Group also has offices in Egypt and Lebanon to undertake projects throughout the Gulf Region. Backed by extensive resources, the Group directly employs over 12,000 staff and labour and has extensive construction plant, equipment and machinery assets.


About Abu Dhabi Airports Company (ADAC)
Abu Dhabi Airports Company (ADAC) is a public joint-stock company wholly owned by the Abu Dhabi Government. It was incorporated by Amiri Decree number 5, issued on 4 March 2006, to spearhead the development of the Emirate's aviation infrastructure. In September 2006, ADAC assumed responsibility for the operation and management of Abu Dhabi and Al Ain International Airports. In 2008, ADAC added Al Bateen Executive Airport (an exclusive private aviation airport), and Sir Bani Yas and Delma Island Airports to its portfolio. These airports are geared to serve the various segments of air travellers, the aviation marketplace, and will help contribute to Abu Dhabi’s development as a destination for both business and leisure tourism.
Currently under way is the multi-billion dollar re-development and expansion of Abu Dhabi International Airport designed to increase the overall capacity of the airport to more than 40 million passengers per year. As part of this redevelopment, a second runway and a third terminal have been completed.