This contract award comes as a result of the MOU signed between Abu Dhabi Airports and the Department of Civil Aviation of the Emirate of Fujairah, in 2014 whereby Abu Dhabi Airports leads in the expansion program for Fujairah International Airport. As per the MOU, Abu Dhabi Airports would lend its resources in the planning stage, and also provide administrative assistance during construction. Abu Dhabi Airports will now manage the construction phase that will include third-party construction managers, design consultants, construction contractors and other entities that will be essential to the expansion program.
The scope of the contact includes design and construction of a new parallel taxiway and emergency runway with airfield lighting system, upgrade and extension of existing runway and connecting taxiways, including replacement of existing airfield ground and approach lighting systems, a new air traffic control tower and air traffic management systems in addition to an Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting Sub-station, along with other associated infrastructure works.
Commenting on this development, H.E. Abubaker Seddiq AlKhoori, Chairman of Abu Dhabi Airports, said: “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 during the past few years. Abu Dhabi Airports is determined to play a key role in the expansion program for Fujairah International Airport. We have dedicated professionals to equip Fujairah Airport with the knowledge and tools on how to accommodate their growth and increased volume of travelers. Today we enter a new phase of implementation, and we are confident that we will deliver to our promises, using the expertise Abu Dhabi Airports holds in delivering mega infrastructural projects”.
H.E. Mohammed Abdulla Alsalami, Chairman of the Department of Civil Aviation of the Emirate of Fujairah, stated: “We are pleased to see the award of this development contract today, as 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”.