NEW DOHA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (QATAR)
International Terminal and Concourses A-B-C Construction
Commencement Date:March, 2006
Estimated Completion Date:November, 2012
Facts & Figures:
Terminal design capacity: 24,000,000 passengers per year
Terminal and Concourses building area:505,000 m2
Passenger loading bridges:72 units
Number of gates:33 units
Concrete works :270,000 m3
Structural steel works: 70,000 tons
Roof Panel Sheet:193,000 m2
Check-in islands:7units (5 existing, 2 future)
Check-in counters:102 (CUTE workstations)
Travelators:42 units (3,000 linear meters)
Baggage claim carousels:11 units (9 normal size, 2 oversize)
Total construction period:80 months (est.)
Initially, the Main Terminal Building along with concourses A & B of the New Doha International Airport was awarded by the Government of State of Qatar on February 21, 2006. In continuing the work, TAV Construction’s contact was extended for the construction of Concourse C phase of the Project. Like the current contract for the ongoing work of building Main Terminal and Concourses A&B, this project is also a Sky Oryx Joint Venture, a cooperative endeavor between TAV Construction and Taisei.
The scope of the project includes construction of the Main Terminal Building, Concourse A, Concourse B, Concourse C, Vertical Circulation Node, Elevated Roadway and Passenger Loading Bridges.
The terminal building includes 72 passenger boarding bridges, 7 check-in islands with 102 check-in counters with CUTE workstations and 24 CUSS stations. The innovative CUSS (Common Use Self Service) system involves kiosks to allow passengers obtain their own boarding passes by inserting a credit card or typing in a confirmation code. The system while speeding up the entire check-in process, offers a higher degree of flexibility and efficiency to both airline operators and passengers.
With its design, extensive steel work and hi-tech systems, the ultra modern airport project will become a landmark in the Arabian Gulf after its completion. The undulating roof, designed to reflect the rising and swelling of the waves of the Arabian Gulf, is also emblematic of the tide of travellers who will be making their way to this oasis in the desert.