Qatar company for airport operation and management Matar has awarded five contracts for the expansion of Hamad International Airport.

The contracts were awarded to a range of different companies and joint ventures (JVs).

In October, a JV of Urbacon Trading & Contracting, Bahadir Construction and Tedeschia Construction Enterprises (UBT) was awarded the contract for the Western Taxiway & Stand Development Works, Package-0012.

The work commenced in the fourth quarter of last year and will boost the capacity of the airport by adding 39 aircraft stands.

A JV of Midmac Contracting, TAV Tepe Akfen Investment Construction and Taisei Corporation (MTT) received the passenger terminal expansion work, central concourse building and early work contract.

The work for this Package-0013 contract began after the contract was awarded in November.

Under the contract, MTT will construct a 140,000m² terminal building and a new transfer area to reduce connection times and improve the passenger experience.

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It will also aid in the growth of Qatar Airways, the airport’s national carrier.

The remote transfer baggage facility (RTBF) handling systems and building projects were split into two different packages, namely Package-0014 and Package-0015.

Package-0014’s contract was awarded to Al Jaber Engineering Company in November, with work expected to start this month.

The Package-0015 contract is for the supply and installation of the baggage handling system at the RTBF and was secured by Beumer Doha. Work for the system began in November.

The RTBF will feature an airside facility spanning over 34,000m² for the new baggage handling systems.

The JV of Consolidated Contractors Company (CCC) and Teyseer Contracting Company (TCC) received the Western Fuel Farm & Midfield Fuel Farm Expansion Works contract.

The contract, Package-0017, is divided into two parts, Midfield Fuel Farm Expansion and Western Fuel Farm, and was awarded in November.

Last October, Hamad International Airport unveiled its phase B expansion plan at Cityscape Qatar in Doha.