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HLG awarded Airport Project in Abu Dhabi 06 November 2013

HLG awarded Airport Project in Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi Airport Company (ADAC) has signed a contract worth around AED600 million (USD160 million) with the Habtoor Leighton Group (HLG for the construction of infrastructure integral to the Abu Dhabi International Airport expansion.

HLG will deliver the project across multiple work fronts including airside and landside airport operational areas, within the Midfield Terminal Complex construction site, the East Midfield Terminal area and along the existing E11 Highway.

HLG CEO and Managing Director, Mr. José Antonio López-Monís, said the contract with ADAC is demonstrative of HLG’s reputation as a preferred international contractor for major clients in the UAE.

“We are proud to have been selected by ADAC to deliver this important project and be part of the development and success of one of the fastest growing airports in the world.

“The project aligns with HLG’s strategy of targeting large-scale infrastructure opportunities for government clients,” he said. 

The Group’s scope of works, which will be delivered across five work fronts, includes:

  • Backbone infrastructure installation
  • MEP works
  • Interchange, road and bridge construction

HLG will also undertake the design and construction of some key elements of the project.

“HLG is looking forward to delivering this project to ADAC’s high standards and continuing our strong track-record of developing state-of-the-art infrastructure projects,” Mr Lopez-Monis said.

Mr. Tony Douglas, Chief Executive Officer of Abu Dhabi Airports Company, is pleased with ADAC’s decision to partner with HLG to deliver Abu Dhabi Airport’s expansion.

“The Habtoor Leighton Group produced a competitive tender.  It is clear from their submission, and other projects the Group has delivered, that they have the expertise and experience we need to deliver a world-class facility.”

HLG is scheduled to commence work this month, with staged completion anticipated over the next 18-24 months.