ADP Ingénierie, a subsidiary of French engineering company Groupe Aeroports de Paris (ADP), has secured a €15m design and supervision contract for the expansion of the Sharjah International Airport in UAE.

The contract was awarded by the Sharjah Airport Authority following a competitive tender and is part of an overall $410m modernisation and expansion project for the Sharjah International Airport.

It will see the capacity of the existing terminal increased from 11 million passengers to 17.5 million per annum.

The project will also focus on improving the passenger experience, including flows segregation (departures/arrivals) and additional aircraft parking stands.

“One of the challenges will be to maintain the airport capacity and operations at all time during the execution of the construction package.”

ADP Ingénierie CEO Gratien Maire said: “This new contract rewards our know-how in airport design in a part of the world where we are very active. Our team of experts will be deployed in Sharjah.

“One of the challenges will be to maintain the airport capacity and operations at all time during the execution of the construction packages, which are expected to start on 2019.”

Home of Air Arabia airline, Sharjah International Airport is supporting the growth of traffic due to a growing number of low-cost airlines in the Gulf region.

ADP Ingenierie designs and manages the construction of airport buildings, such as passenger terminals, control towers, aircraft hangars and maintenance centres.

The company has more than 700 references in over 130 countries and it currently manages approximately 100 projects.

Groupe ADP develops and manages airports, including Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Paris-Orly and Paris-Le Bourget.