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T2 biggest in GCC airport projects

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Capacity 13 mln passengers, could hit 25 mln

KUWAIT CITY, Sept 5: The Kuwait International Airport Expansion Project (Terminal 2) ranks first among the five largest airports that are under construction in the Gulf Cooperation Council countries, with an estimated cost of $4.36 billion, reports Al-Anba daily quoting the Zawya website. The Zawya website, according to the daily, said work on the new passenger building project at Kuwait International Airport began in May 2017. The six-year contract is awarded to the Turkish company Limak which will have a capacity 13 million passengers annually, with the fl exibility to increase to between 25 and 50 million passengers in the future. The project consists of 3 phases — the first phase includes the new passenger building, the central power building, the water tank building, the security building, the infrastructure tunnel, and the electrical substations. The second phase includes service buildings, the roads leading to the new terminal building and the car park, and the third phase has to do with aircraft hangars, runways and service buildings.

The first phase includes the construction of a 4-storey building on an area of 6.8 million square meters, with a construction area of 708,000 square meters and a covered area of 315,000 square meters. When completed, the terminal will have the capacity to service 21 A380s and 9 A320s. In July 2020, Limak was awarded a contract of about 169 million dinars ($562 million) for a project to build multi-storey car parks, connecting roads, bridges, and environmental landscaping works. The following are the five most important airport projects in the Gulf countries Terminal 2 at Kuwait International Airport, cost $4.36 billion expected to be completed in the last quarter of 2022; Expansion of Hamad International Airport, Qatar, Phase Two, cost $1 billion, expected to be completed in second quarter of 2022; The new expansion of Sharjah International Airport, UAE, cost: $527 million, expected to be completed in the last quarter of 2024; King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Airport, Saudi Arabia, cost $500 million, expected to be completed in the second quarter of 2022 and the Musandam Airport in the Sultanate of Oman, cost $250 million, expected to be completed in the last quarter of 2026.

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