The deal comes under Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed in 2014 between Abu Dhabi Airports and Department of Civil Aviation of Emirate. Under this (MoU) the expansion plans for Fujairah International Airport will be led by Abu Dhabi Airports where it will be providing planning stage resources as well as assistance required during construction. The administrative assistance during construction phase will be managed by undertaking third party construction-managers, design consultants, construction contractors and other entities required for the expansion plan.
Contract covers renovation and expansion of existing runway, replacement of present airfield ground and approaching lightning system for connecting taxiways, construction of new parallel taxiway and emergency runway with airfield lightning system.
Abu Dhabi Airports announced the signing of a contract with the joint venture of Orascom Construction Co. and Al Sahraa General Transport & Clearance Abu Dhabi for the expansion program of the Fujairah International Airport.
Chairman of Abu Dhabi Airports, H.E. Abubaker Seddiq Alkhoori commenting on this expansion program said, “We are excited to see the fruition of the close collaboration with the Department of Civil Aviation of the Emirate of Fujairah during the planning phase during the past few years.”
Alkhoori further added , “Abu Dhabi Airports is determined to play a key role in the expansion program for Fujairah International Airport.We have dedicated professionals to equip Fujairah Airport with the knowledge and tools on how to accommodate their growth and increased volume of travelers.”
“We are pleased to see the award of this development contract today, 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,” said Chairman of the Department of Civil Aviation of the Emirates of Fujairah, H.E. Mohammad Abdulla Alsalami.
Adding more he said, “The expansion program 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.”
PC: Abu Dhabi Airports