ADAC announced that the contract, signed with the joint venture of Orascom Construction and Al Sahraa General Transport & Clearance Abu Dhabi, was awarded following a memorandum of understanding (MoU) it had signed with Fujairah’s Department of Civil Aviation in 2014.
The MoU sees ADAC leading the expansion programme, lending its resources to the planning stage and providing administrative assistance during construction.
ADAC added that it will now manage the construction phase, including third-party construction managers, design consultants, and construction contractors.
Additionally, ADAC noted that the scope of the contract includes design and construction of a new parallel taxiway and emergency runway with an airfield lighting system. It also encompasses the upgrade and extension of the existing runway and connecting taxiways, including the replacement of existing airfield ground and approach lighting systems.
In addition, the contract includes a new air traffic control tower and air traffic management systems as well as an aircraft rescue and fire fighting sub-station, along with other associated infrastructure works.