King Khalid International airport, Riyadh MEP contract worth US$ 109 mn awarded to Akfa Contracting

Posted on 26th July 2014

The US$ 109 million (SR 408.8 million) contract for the MEP works on Terminal 5 of the Riyadh King Khalid International Airport has been awarded to Turkey based Akfa Contracting, according to Construction Week Online.The estimated date of completion is between May and June 2015 as per the terms of the contract, which is to be undertaken as a joint venture between main contractors TAV and ACC on the 120,000 square meter project.

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Akfa has announced its intention to deploy around 1000 workers on the project, including a staff of 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 electro-mechanical 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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