Posted on: 12 April 2018 by Chloe Greenbank
Abu Dhabi Airports has signed a contract with Orascom Construction Company and Al Sahraa General Transport & Clearance Abu Dhabi for the expansion project at Fujairah International Airport.
Located on the UAE’s eastern coast, the regional hub’s expansion plans, which will enable it to handle aircraft as large as an A380, include a new parallel taxiway and emergency runway with airfield lighting system, as well as an upgrade of the existing runway and connecting taxiways. The current airfield ground and approach lighting systems are also due to be replaced, while a new air traffic control tower and air traffic management system will be introduced.
“We are excited to see the fruition of the close collaboration with the department of Civil Aviation of the Emirate of Fujairah during the planning phase over the past few years,” said H.E. Abubaker Seddiq Alkhoori, chairman of Abu Dhabi Airports.
“Abu Dhabi Airports is determined to play a key role in the expansion program for Fujairah International Airport,” he continued, explaining how the airport group will lend its expertise in delivering mega infrastructural projects by providing administrative assistance as well as managing the construction phase.
Commenting further on the signing of the contract, H.E. Mohammed Abdullla Alsalami, chairman of the Department of Civil Aviation of the Emirate of Fujairah, also stated:
This milestone signals the start of our journey towards delivering an advanced airport infrastructure able to cater to the changing needs for the Emirate of Fujairah. The expansion program for Fujairah Airport is a vital component of our ability to grow and attract stakeholders, and thereby play a role in supporting the UAE’s leading position in the aviation industry.