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Images of the Abudhabi International airports New Midfield Terminal Complex

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Changi Airports International deepens its involvement in Abu Dhabi International Airport through airport planning consultancy contract

Following the successful conclusion of the Operations Management Agreement (OMA) to operate and manage the existing Abu Dhabi International Airport in December 2006, Changi Airports International (CAI) today announced that it has also been appointed to advise the Airport on the planning of its new Midfield Terminal Complex, an integral part of the Airport's US$6.8 billion expansion program. This extension of the OMA is an important development for Changi Airport because this is the largest airport planning assignment undertaken by CAI outside Singapore.

The new Midfield Terminal Complex at the Abu Dhabi airport is designed to accommodate up to 40 million passengers per annum (40 mppa), roughly the combined capacity of Terminals 1 and 2 of Changi Airport. In this assignment, CAI will advise the Abu Dhabi Airports Company (ADAC) in determining the planning approach for the development of the airport and reviewing the work undertaken by other airport consultants appointed by the client. The scope of the planning advisory work also includes the development of a second runway for the airport. The first phase of the construction of the new Midfield Terminal Complex is scheduled for 2010. Subsequent phases will proceed as the airport expands its operations.

The announcement of CAI's increased involvement in ADIA coincides with Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong's official visit to Abu Dhabi, where he was briefed on ADIA's expansion program by H.E. Khalifa Al Mazrouei, Chairman and Managing Director of ADAC. CAI's CEO Chow Kok Fong, said he is heartened that Changi is now participating in the management and operation of the existing airport and getting involved in the planning of the new 40 mppa Midfield Terminal Complex. "Although we have only just been formally awarded these contracts, we have spent several months on the ground working on the premise that if we show our good faith as solution providers, we will be eventually recognized for what we are. Our clients are very clear in their intentions. They know that Changi is one of those few mega-airports in the world which have been developed very close to a proper master plan. Our approach to airport planning is well known – it is disciplined, yet flexible and sensitive to evolving dynamic of the industry."

CAI already has a team of resident and non-resident airport managers in Abu Dhabi to help improve the safety, security, efficiency and service level of ADIA under the management agreement. With the latest arrangement, CAI's role will be the owner-advisor to ADAC's expansion program, providing crucial technical advice that will leverage on more than 25 years of experience in developing and managing the internationally acclaimed Singapore Changi Airport.

Source: Changi Airports International Press Release, Jan 2007
 

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I like the layout. It's very unique that it's not really symmetrical. Can you fly from Abu Dhabi to Dubai? I wonder if there's and airline that flies that route.
 

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Abu Dhabi and Dubai are only 90 miles apart (even less than the distance between Austin and San Antonio). While there are airlines like Lufthansa that have combined flights from Frankurt to the two cities, it does not make any sense to fly between them.
 

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What a pity that this terminal will have to go... :crazy:













Quite possibly the ugliest building on Earth.
 

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Abu Dhabi and Dubai are only 90 miles apart (even less than the distance between Austin and San Antonio). While there are airlines like Lufthansa that have combined flights from Frankurt to the two cities, it does not make any sense to fly between them.
Yeah, flying from Austin to San Antonio would be a joke. By the time you arrived at the airport and taxied to the runway you could already be in New Braunfels.

Anyway I'd love to visit this new airport sometime. Maybe fly into Dubai and leave from Abu Dhabi.
 

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It definitely is not DaVinci's Mona Lisa!!!
But people who have used the airport never tend to forget it.....
unlike the Dubai one....the images of which leave your mind the moment your plane takes off.......
 

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Yeah, flying from Austin to San Antonio would be a joke. By the time you arrived at the airport and taxied to the runway you could already be in New Braunfels.

Anyway I'd love to visit this new airport sometime. Maybe fly into Dubai and leave from Abu Dhabi.
Also with the current state of traffic in Dubai, the time it takes to reach the airport, one can also get time to spend at some place like Schlitterbahn on the way to Abu Dhabi while driving...(just kiddin', no offence meant)
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It definitely is not DaVinci's Mona Lisa!!!
But people who have used the airport never tend to forget it.....
unlike the Dubai one....the images of which leave your mind the moment your plane takes off.......
I agree with you there. It's stuck with me for a good 4 years now!

The only thing I remember from Dubai is some guy selling roasted nuts and palm trees.
 

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Ba has sepperate daily flighst to the 2 cities ie 1 to AD and 3 to DXB
 

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Free Wi-Fi, Internet Access At Abu Dhabi Airport
September 12, 2009 16:39 PM

DUBAI, Sept 12 (Bernama) -- Abu Dhabi Airports Company (ADAC) on Saturday announced the complete roll out of free Wi-Fi and Internet access throughout the Abu Dhabi International Airport.

Fifty new walk-up kiosks are now fully operational in the newly opened Terminal 3, following the success of 15 walk-up kiosks which were launched at Terminal 1 last year.

"The 65 touch screen walk-up kiosks offer 20 minutes of free Internet access and one-hour Wi-Fi access, per session, with users able to reconnect for subsequent sessions," ADAC said in a statement.

The expansion of free Internet access across the entire airport was in line with ADAC's policy to create a technologically-advanced gateway to the world, it added.

-- BERNAMA
 

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Abu Dhabi International Airport Midfield Terminal Complex (MTC) is being built as part of the airport's expansion plans. The unique X-shaped building will be located between the two runways, hence the name Midfield.
The MTC will be an architecturally significant building designed as a gateway to the city of Abu Dhabi. It is being developed in support of the UAE government's Plan Abu Dhabi 2030 scheme, aimed at promoting business and tourism in the region.

The terminal is being built by Abu Dhabi Airports Company and is expected to be opened in 2017. It has been designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates and is estimated to cost $2.94bn. A notable development near the airport is a zero-carbon city in Masdar.

Design of the Midfield Terminal Complex at Abu Dhabi International Airport
The MTC has been designed to reduce walking distances while increasing aircraft parking capacity. After extensive studies, an X-shaped building was considered as the best solution to achieve this objective.
The terminal building will be 630,000m² (6.7 million ft²) to 702,369m² (7.5 million ft²) in size, and 52m tall its highest point.
Instead of columns, the MTC will use long span leaning arches, which render an open and airy feel. The roof of the terminal curves downward at various points to protect from the sun.
The building is designed in such a way that it is visible from 1,500m away. The design also includes space for future expansion. The terminal can be expanded to handle around 50 million passengers annually.

Midfield Terminal Complex finance
A consortium of banks is providing a loan of $1.08bn for the Midfield terminal project. The consortium includes Mashreq Bank, Al Hilal Bank, First Gulf Bank, Union National Bank and Arab Bank

Construction and materials used for the midfield terminal complex
The terminal's construction is expected to take four years to complete. Site preparation and foundation works were finished in 2010 and 2011, while construction commenced in August 2012.
About 69,000t of steel, over 680,000m3 of concrete, 360,000m² of suspended ceilings and 325,000m² of natural stone flooring are expected to be required for the construction of the terminal. An additional 135,000t of rebar and 500,000m² of cladding will also be required.

Facilities at the new terminal of Abu Dhabi International Airport
The MTC will include associated support building occupying an area of 800,000m² and access to parking stands for cargo. Around 20,000m² to 25,000m² of space will be dedicated to retail and food outlets and another 8,400m² towards an indoor park.
A three-star transit hotel with 163 rooms is also part of the terminal. The parking facility is designed for 3,000 short-term parking spaces and 1,500 long-term parking lots.

Sustainability features of MTB
The MTB is designed to meet the UAE's Two Pearl Rating sustainable design. Several design elements have been incorporated in its design. Glass facades reduce heat gain and provide daylight in the interiors, reducing the need for air conditioning and artificial lighting.
Solid cladding has also been incorporated into the design to provide additional protection from the heat. Water conservation is another sustainable aspect of the project. Dry climate landscaping will be used to minimise use of potable water. Irrigation of outdoor plants will be done using waste water. Other sustainable features include use of high quality durable materials, low-energy lighting and low-emissions vehicles.

MTB contractors
A joint venture of TAV, CCC and Arabtec has been awarded a $2.94bn contract in June 2012 for the construction of the new terminal at Abu Dhabi international airport.
Hill International and AECOM have been appointed as the construction managers for the project under an $85m contract. ECG provided geotechnical and design services for the project. Parsons was responsible for preparing the environmental and sustainability requirements of the terminal.

http://www.designbuild-network.com/projects/midfield-terminal-complex-at-abu-dhabi-international-airport/
 

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Abu Dhabi Airports places first buttress for the MTB



During a live celebration, Abu Dhabi Airports announces the placement of the first buttress for the main structural steel arches of the Midfield Terminal Building, 7 days ahead of schedule. The large base was assembled in front of an audience which included company representatives, contractors and media, to commemorate this key milestone in the construction of Abu Dhabi's new Midfield Terminal.

The buttress assembled within this video, is one of 18 substructures that will form the base of the MTB steel structure. This base will hold the nine arches that comprise the building's roof, which will have an arch span of 180 metres at its widest point. It is worth noting that the whole steel structure of the MTB contains 85,000 tonnes of steel and the assembled buttress today makes up 0.1% of this entire structure.
 

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MTC Roof Structure Trial


This video demonstrates the mock up buttress and the trails being carried out at the Midfield Terminal Building site and marks one of the key milestones in the delivery of this mega project. This buttress is one of the 18 substructures that form the base for the roof arches of the MTB steel structure.
 

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hey i also agreed and i like your post that The large base was assembled in front of an audience which included company representatives, contractors and media, to commemorate this key milestone in the construction of Abu Dhabi's new Midfield Terminal.
 

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MTC Baggage Handling System was successfully tested in the Crisplant Factory in Denmark


A team from Abu Dhabi Airports led by Tony Douglas, Abu Dhabi Airports CEO, and Chris Jack, VP -- Midfield Terminal Building, among others, visited Crisplant's headquarters in Denmark on 31st of October. Crisplant is the baggage solution provider for the Midfield Terminal Building.

Tony Douglas explains the importance of the BHS at all airports. The trial of the BHS comes ahead of a related contractual milestone for TAV, CCC and Arabtec Joint Venture (TCA JV) in a few weeks' time.

The Baggage Handling System includes a number of special baggage handling efficiency features, in addition to keeping the BHS operating costs and environmental impact at a minimum.

The Baggage Handling System supports the integration of a pre-sort function before final make-up to eliminate several kilometers of baggage conveyors to achieve a smaller system footprint; a reduction in power consumption of around 40% for the BHS system compared to conventional conveyor technology; and a very high level of system redundancy.

The System has a throughput capacity to process up to 19,200 bags per hour and will integrate 25 km of conveyor belts in a tote-based transport and sorting system.

Based on a 'one bag per tote; one tote per section' philosophy, the BHS transports each item of baggage in a single tote throughout all of the screening, transport and sorting processes. This enables the BHS to enhance security and minimize bottlenecks in the flow of baggage through the screening process.
 

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Abu Dhabi’s new Midfield Terminal set to feature metro link to airport




Abu Dhabi Airports Company (Adac) is in talks with the Department of Transport to provide road and railway connectivity to the new Midfield Terminal project.

“Part of the connectivity of the Midfield Terminal includes a significant interchange with the Department of Transport to link [the terminal] to the main highway,” said Tony Douglas, the chief executive of Adac.

Adac is also planning to provision space for a light rail or metro, once the project is ready.

“The metro is part of a broader Abu Dhabi transport plan. However, we’ve been asked to make a provision inside the terminal, so as when it happens, there’s a place for it to connect,” Mr Douglas added.

The Midfield Terminal is key to the expansion plans of Abu Dhabi International Airport which is undergoing rapid growth, driven by the route expansion of Etihad Airways.

Etihad, which demonstrated an aggressive buying spree at last month’s Dubai Airshow, is planning to have by 2020 more than 160 aircraft and nine fleet types that include 10 Airbus A380s and 41 Boeing 787 Dreamliners.

“Etihad’s first delivery of A380s is towards the back end of next year. We have already got capacity to have the A380 at Terminal 3. We have a project ongoing at the moment working with our partner Etihad to add three additional A380 gates there as well. So this is part of the schedule,” Mr Douglas said.

The new Terminal 3, a Dh1 billion interim facility, was designed to allow for the airport’s passenger growth before the planned opening of the new Midfield Terminal on July 17, 2017. Used predominantly by Etihad, the terminal boosted the airport’s seven million passenger per year capacity to 12 million.

The airport expansion is part of Dh35.8bn in airport-related construction planned in the emirate under the Abu Dhabi 2030 Economic Vision.
http://www.thenational.ae/business/industry-insights/aviation/abu-dhabis-new-midfield-terminal-set-to-feature-metro-link-to-airport
 

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Abu Dhabi celebrates construction milestone for new Midfield Terminal Building



Abu Dhabi International Airport today celebrated a milestone event – the assembly of the first steel arch of its new Midfield Terminal Building (MTB).

The facilty is set to transform the gateway when it opens in 2017.

His Excellency, Ali Majed Al Mansoori, chairman of Abu Dhabi Airports Company (ADAC), commented: “Today, once more Abu Dhabi Airports delivers on its promises and demonstrates its unwavering commitment to its mandate of developing the airport infrastructure for the emirate, in support of Abu Dhabi's Vision 2030.
http://www.airport-world.com/home/general-news/item/3637-abu-dhabi-celebrates-construction-milestone-for-new-midfield-terminal-building
 
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