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Groupe ADP wins Sharjah airport contract
Sharjah International Airport. © Sharjah International Airport

Groupe ADP wins Sharjah airport contract

Groupe ADP, through ADP Ingénierie, has been awarded a €15m contract to design and supervise the expansion of Sharjah international Airport in the United Arab Emirates.

Groupe ADP, through ADP Ingénierie, has been awarded a €15m contract to design and supervise the expansion of Sharjah international Airport (SIA) in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The airport is expanding to meet the growth in traffic due to the development of low cost airlines in the Gulf region.

At the end of a very competitive tender process, ADP Ingénierie has been appointed by the airport authority who have decided, as part of an overall modernisation project, a $410m expansion project for Sharjah international Airport.

This project, one of the largest airport developments currently ongoing in the region, consists of increasing the capacity of the existing terminal — from 11 million passengers now to 17.5 million passengers per year over the long term — while enhancing the passenger experience, including flow segregation (departures/arrivals) and additional aircraft parking stands.

ADP Ingénierie plans to maintain the airport capacity and operations at all time during the execution of the construction packages, which are expected to start in 2019.

Sharjah saw passenger numbers grow 5.11% in the first quarter of 2018, to 2.88 million. The average monthly number of passengers traveling through SIA in the period increased to more than 960,000, compared to 913,000 in the first quarter of 2017.

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