Developed to support Abu Dhabi’s 2030 vision of increasing tourism in the region, Midfield Terminal will enable a doubling of the number of passengers landing in the UAE capital per year.
Planning and construction for the 700,000 square meter terminal began in 2012. AECOM has been involved in the project since the beginning stages, providing construction management, construction supervision, cost management, sustainability services and more recently ORAT services. Specifically we are responsible for the construction aspects of the Midfield Terminal building as well as the associated air and landside infrastructure. In total, 19 packages are included within the project, including managing cost, scheduling, quality and health and safety.
Comprising a full terminal building, passenger and cargo facilities, duty free shops and restaurants, the terminal will minimize impact on the environment through the use of cutting-edge design elements and innovations.
The project has placed sustainability at the forefront during the design, construction and workings of the terminal. The airport has been awarded a 3 Pearl design rating from the Estidama green building rating system making it the largest singular building to be rated globally and the highest rated airport terminal in the GCC.
In addition to the use of recycled materials, the use of regionally-sourced materials has cut down on carbon emissions due to shorter journeys to site. Equally 75 percent of construction waste is being diverted from landfills during the construction phase.