Press Release

Balfour Beatty JV awarded £58.4 million Abu Dhabi airport contract

11 February 2014


Balfour Beatty, the international infrastructure group, today announces that Power Transmission Gulf (PTG) part of Balfour Beatty’s U.A.E. based joint venture BK Gulf LLC has been awarded a £58.4 million joint venture contract to carry out Mechanical Engineering services on the new Abu Dhabi International Airport Midfield Terminal Building (MTB).

Power Transmission Gulf (PTG) is the Major Partner (40%) for the Mechanical Engineering contract, in joint venture with China State and Emirates Falcon Electromechanical Company (EFECO). Abu Dhabi Airports Company (ADAC) is the owner and the construction is being carried out by a Joint Venture of TAV Construction, CCC and Arabtec (TCA JV in equal partnership).

“I am pleased to announce this new contract with TCA JV,” said Andrew McNaughton, Balfour Beatty CEO. “This builds on our existing capabilities in airport infrastructure gathered from around the world and allows us to bring these skills to a key growth region for us.”

The new terminal building will accommodate up to 65 aircraft, including the Airbus A-380, with an expected capacity of 30 million passengers per year. Check-in will provide 165 conventional counters and 48 self-service kiosks capable of handling 8,500 passengers, both arriving and departing per hour. The baggage system is designed to process over 19,000 bags per hour with over 22 km of conveying lines and 10 reclaim carousels.

The MTB is designed  to  achieve a Three Pearl rating, based on the Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council’s Estidama approach towards sustainable design, making it the highest-rated airport terminal in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC,) and the largest singular building ever to be rated globally.

The project is due for completion by September 2016.

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Notes to editors:
1. Balfour Beatty ( is an international infrastructure group that delivers world class services essential to the development, creation and care of infrastructure assets; from finance and development, through design and project management to construction and maintenance.

Our businesses draw on more than 100 years of experience to deliver the highest levels of quality, safety and technical expertise to our clients principally in the UK and the USA, with developing businesses in Australia, Canada, the Middle East, South Africa and South East Asia.  

With proven expertise in delivering infrastructure critical to support communities and society today and in the future, our key market sectors focus on infrastructure - transportation (roads, rail and aviation), power and energy, water, and complex buildings (both commercial and social).

Balfour Beatty employs 40,000 people around the world.  

2. Power Transmission Gulf (PTG) will play a key role in supporting the  project’s  sustainability requirements through engineering, system selection and construction methodologies including; a fully integrated Building Management System with energy monitoring management, detailed equipment selection including sanitary fixtures to achieve a target of 45% water savings compared to similar buildings and off-site fabrication of services modules along with pump and plant room sections from our U.A.E. Modular Systems Division.  

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