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Jeddah City / Saudi arabia (It is the Airport which millions of Pilgrims land in to reach near by Makkah city)


Jeddah's Brand New International Airport

November 2010
General Authority of Civil Aviation has awarded Saudi Binladin Group a $7.2bn contract to build
a new terminal and infrastructure at Jeddah international airport.

The three-year project will see the addition of a 670,000 sq m terminal with 94 aircraft bays to replace the two
existing facilities currently handling airport traffic, as well as 'the world's tallest airport control tower'
at 133 metres, and infrastructure linking the terminal with roads and the planned high-speed railway that will
join Jeddah with Mecca and Medina, GACA said.

The expansion project is aimed at raising the capacity of the King Abdul Aziz International Airport to 30 million
passengers per year from the current traffic of 17 million passengers, the regulator said.

"This project is set apart from anything we have worked on before because the client has asked us to go through environmental certification of the airport, following the LEED standard," explains Starling.
"This is a US standard for approving the value of a building, in this case the airport, in the field of sustainable development. To go through such a procedure for such a huge terminal will be the first time in the world that it will be applied to an airport of this size."

in Jeddah, authorities want to build an airport city that will include hotels, office buildings, housingunits, malls and even a flight academy. Four prequalified consortia including Australia's Lend Lease Corporation, Saudi Oger and Saudi Real Estate Company (Akaria), as well as US developer Hines, are expected to submit bids before the end of May. The contract is scheduled to be awarded by August.



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Nice tower!

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By the way, shall we move this thread to the 'Airports and Aviation' section of this forum?

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