Kuwait International Airport awards upgrades contract
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Kuwait International Airport awards upgrades contract

Dar Al Handasah has been awarded a landmark contract by Kuwait’s Directorate General for Civil Aviation (DGCA) to provide design and construction supervision services at Kuwait International Airport (KIA).

Spanning a period of five years, the assignment is divided into a 1.5-year design phase followed by a further 3.5 years dedicated to construction supervision.

The scope of work includes construction of a 1.5sqkm cargo platform designed to accommodate 77 aircraft stands, as well as upgrades to the central runway and its associated taxiways.

The project also involves upgrading the central runway and associated taxiways to a length of 4,300m, conforming to ICAO code 4F standards with a ‘precision approach’ CAT III B.

The project encompasses four components, each playing a crucial role in the transformation of Kuwait’s principal aviation gateway. These are: developing the main corridor and its accompanying corridors; establishing a new charging station; constructing a platform dedicated to high-level (princely) figures, and developing the infrastructure supporting the airport.

The contract was signed by Dar Al Handasah executives and Kuwait civil aviation authorities in the presence of DGCA President Sheikh Humoud Mubarak Al Sabah.

This comes as part of DGCA strategy to develop airport support infrastructure aimed at augmenting the capacity of existing facilities and meeting anticipated future needs, encompassing transportation and utility services.

Further plans are also afoot to establish a new VVIP (AMIRI) Apron, including dedicated aircraft stands and a run-up area to cater for VIP traffic and distinguished guests.

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