Turner & Townsend will provide cost management services for the expansion of Dubai’s Al Maktoum International Airport at Dubai South after landing a key contract to refurbish the world-class passenger terminal building.
Appointed by Dubai Aviation Engineering Projects (DAEP), the global professional services consultancy has worked with major airports on more than 140 projects.
It has successfully delivered previous projects for DAEP, meaning it has a firm grasp of the company’s protocols and processes linked to cost planning, procurement and commercial management.
Part of a wider development programme, the expansion of the existing passenger terminal – originally opened in 2013 – will include a larger immigration hall providing 55 control counters, an extended departure area with 91 check-in desks and an extra 12 boarding gates and lounges, a new outbound baggage handling building, and additional parking and approach roads.
Mike Collings, managing director, Middle East for Turner & Townsend, said: “We’re honoured to be working so closely with DAEP once again, and this commission further strengthens our aviation profile in the Middle East.
“Our experience of delivering complex programmes in live airports will help us run the ongoing expansion while minimising the impact on day-to-day operations, and allow DAEP to plan for future growth.
“We have built a strong reputation working on some of the world’s largest aviation projects, and I’m delighted that we are now building momentum in the rapid growth of Dubai as an international hub for air travel.”