Dubai awards Dh4.9bn Concourse 3 contract

The Al Habtoor–Murray & Roberts–Takenaka (HMRT) Joint Venture has been awarded a Dh4.9 billion contract to construct Dubai Airport’s new Concourse 3 for Dubai’s Department of Civil Aviation (DCA). Concourse 3 will be connected to the two major public levels of Terminal 3 via an automated people mover in addition to the vehicular and baggage handling system utility tunnels. The building, which follows the characteristic shape of Concourse 2, will be 645 metres long, 90 metres wide and 42 metres high in the centre from the apron level, and will accommodate 20 aircraft stands, 18 of which will accommodate Airbus’ new A380. The concourse will include one four-star and one five-star hotel, first- and business-class lounges, and duty-free areas. The total built-up area will be 528,000 square metres. Work will commence immediately, with completion scheduled for the end of April 2011. The consortium’s successful delivery of the recently opened Terminal 3 and adjoining Concourse 2 at the same airport was instrumental in HMRT securing this new project.