G P Zachariades Engineering and Construction Company has been awarded the second enabling works package worth BD10m (US$26.5m) for the new passenger terminal building at Bahrain International Airport (BIA).
The scope of work under the latest enabling works contract includes: the construction of a new fire station and associated support infrastructure north of the runway to replace the existing building, which will be demolished; the building of a new access security gate – Supergate – at the end of the airfield, which will be fitted with the latest technology and equipment and be the main airside access point for airport staff working on the airfield; and the re-provision of aviation fueling facilities for Bahrain Aviation Fueling Company including offices, maintenance workshops and operational equipment in three key areas to enable continuity in efficient and safe refueling of aircraft.
The second phase of the enabling works will begin in July 2015 and will be completed by May 2016.
The combined scope for both enabling works packages includes the relocation of all existing utilities and facilities away from the footprint of the passenger terminal to facilitate construction on the new 2,200,000ft² BIA passenger terminal building.
The Ministry of Transportation and Telecommunications, which awarded this enabling works contract, expects to award seven additional contracts by the end of the year at a combined value of over BD300m (US$795m).
The passenger terminal building forms part of Bahrain’s Airport Modernization Program (AMP), which aims to develop the country’s aviation infrastructure and industry capabilities to sustainably serve the needs of the future.