Yuksel grabs bridges deal on NDIA complex in Qatar

Turkish outfit scores Doha debut with package of 21 post-tensioned bridges on airport expansion

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By  Sean Cronin Published  September 16, 2006

Turkish contractor Yuksel has picked up a package to build 21 bridges in the first phase of the US $2 billion (QR7.2 billion) New Doha International Airport. The package was awarded by contractor Midmac, which is in turn subcontracted to construction manager Bechtel. Midmac contract manager Farid Kouami confirmed that Yuksel had been drafted in to build the post-tensioned concrete bridges as part of a broader roads package. Contractors have also submitted bids for a major access tunnel that is part of the second phase of the project. Bechtel’s contract covers the design, construction management and project management of the new facilities, covering a site of approximately 2,200ha. The new airport will be situated four kilometers east of the existing one. It will comprise two runways, partially constructed on reclaimed land, a 24-gate passenger terminal complex capable of handling 12 million passengers a year, a new Amiri (Royal) Terminal with additional hardstands, a cargo terminal building, aircraft hangars, and associated airline and airport ancillary features, including 25,000m2 devoted to retail space. Scheduled for full completion in 2015, construction of the new airport will be in three phases. Phase one will cost more than $2 billion and will include reclaiming nearly half of the site from the sea with 50 million m3 of fill, a 140,000m2, three-storey terminal with 24 contact gates, and three road interchanges to access the new airport. The mid-term phase will see the addition of a further 16 contact gates and extension of the terminal building to 219,000m3 and a suspended monorail or people mover to transport passengers through the terminal. The final phase of development will include the addition of another 40 contact gates, bringing the final total to 80.

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