The new passenger terminal building at Bahrain International Airport, which is being constructed by a joint venture of Dubai-listed Arabtec and Turkey’s TAV under a $1.1bn (BHD414.1m) contract, will open in the first quarter of 2020, Construction Week reported.
According to Bahrain’s state news agency BNA, the announcement was made during a meeting of the national committee that was held on the sidelines of the 2019 Government Forum.
HRH Prince Salman bin Hamad Al-Khalifa, Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme Commander, and First Deputy Premier tasked the committee with carrying out preparations for the terminal project.
The foundation stone for the project was laid in February 2016 by Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa, Prime Minister of Bahrain, at a ceremony attended by Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) officials.
In June 2019, the minister announced that the terminal was scheduled to open in Q3 2019.
German Fraport AG Frankfurt Airport Services Worldwide has been providing operational readiness and airport transfer (Orat) consulting services for the upcoming terminal.
Speaking about the Orat phase of the project, Mohammed said: “The transformation of a newly built terminal into a fully-functional airport is a multi-layered process that requires coordination and time to ensure the advanced systems and equipment of the new building work without any errors before its soft opening.”