Akfa Contracting wins US$ 109 mn MEP contract for Riyadh International Airport T5

Posted on 7th August 2014

According to news reports in ConstrucitonWeekOnline.com, Turkey-based Akfa Contracting has announced its winning of a US$ 109 million (SAR 408.8 million) contract for the MEP works on Terminal 5 of Riyadh’s King Khalid International Airport.

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The terms of the contract, awarded by a joint venture between main contractors TAV and ACC, stipulate that the firm’s work on the 120,000 square meters project should be completed between May and June 2015.

Akfa said that it will deploy a workforce of around 1,000 on the project, including a staff of approximately 100 engineers and technicians.

Ali Kemal Pekkender, general manager of Akfa Holding Middle East, said that the contract represented further evidence of Turkish contractors’ growing stature in the global construction industry.

“It is a big honour for our country to progress both in the domestic and international construction markets and play a leading role. We will be more than happy if we could add to this honour through our work on Terminal 5 at Riyadh King Khaled International Airport in Saudi Arabia, which will be equipped with first-class electromechanical services,” he said.

“As Akfa Contracting, we will continue to enter new territories using the wealth of experience Akfa Holding Group of companies has gained on special projects in Turkey and recently in the Middle East, Central Asia and Russia,” he added.

Pekkinder also revealed that Akfa Engineering Contracting’s plans to extend its overseas operations throughout 2014 will see the company target airport, metro and train, and various projects as it does so.

The company is also preparing to carry out the MEP project on Jeddah Airport’s aircraft maintenance hangars – the main contract of which was won by another TAV-ACC  joint venture won over a year ago.

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