TAV Construction has been awarded the new terminal construction tender, one of the most significant phases of airport modernization program in Bahrain. Bahrain Transport and Telecommunications Minister H.E. Eng. Kamal bin Ahmed Mohammed and Bahrain Airports Company CEO Mohamed Yousif Al Binfalah announced that Arabtec-TAV JV the $1.1 billion worth award in a press conference during Bahrain International Airshow. The deal is the largest construction project won by a Turkish company in Bahrain. Boasting a built-up area of 220,000 square meters, the new state-of-the-art terminal will increase from current yearly capacity of 4 million to 14 million passengers. The terminal is planned to be completed in 51 months.
TAV Group President & CEO Sani Şener stated: ” Since the İstanbul Atatürk Airport project in 2000, we will have built a total of 16 airports in 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, airside and landside infrastructure works and multi-storey car park. Works on site will begin in March with a targeted completion date of 51 months. To be constructed by green technologies, the terminal building is designed as LEED Gold building.