Abu Dhabi Airports inks deal for Fujairah Airport expansion

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April 17, 2018: The joint venture of Orascom Construction and Al Sahraa General Transport & Clearance Abu Dhabi will lead the expansion programme of the Fujairah International Airport. This comes as a result of the airport operator Abu Dhabi Airports awarding contract to the JV. 

The signing of this contract is based on the MoU between Abu Dhabi Airports and the Department of Civil Aviation of the Emirate of Fujairah, in 2014. As per the MoU, Abu Dhabi Airports would lend its resources in the planning stage, and also provide administrative assistance during construction. 

Abu Dhabi Airports will now manage the construction phase that will include third-party construction managers, design consultants, construction contractors and other entities that will be essential to the expansion programme.

The new joint venture will design and construct a new parallel taxiway and emergency runway with airfield lighting system, upgrade and extension of existing runway and connecting taxiways, including replacement of existing airfield ground and approach lighting systems, a new air traffic control tower and air traffic management systems in addition to an Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting Sub-station, along with other associated infrastructure works.

Abubaker Seddiq AlKhoori, chairman of Abu Dhabi Airports said: “We have dedicated professionals to equip Fujairah Airport with the knowledge and tools on how to accommodate their growth and increased volume of travelers. Today we enter a new phase of implementation, and we are confident that we will deliver to our promises, using the expertise Abu Dhabi Airports holds in delivering mega infrastructural projects.”

Mohammed Abdulla Alsalami, chairman of the Department of Civil Aviation of the Emirate of Fujairah stated: “We are pleased to see the award of this development contract, as this milestone signals the start of our journey towards delivering an advanced airport infrastructure able to cater to the changing needs for the Emirate of Fujairah. The expansion programme for Fujairah Airport is a vital component of our ability to grow and attract stakeholders, and thereby play a role in supporting the UAE’s leading position in the aviation industry.”

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