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November 2, 2015

BAM International to start phase 2 terminal construction at Tanzania airport

BAM International has received a contract to commence the phase two of the new Terminal 3 complex at Julius Nyerere International Airport in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

By Lopamudra Roy

BAM International

BAM International has received a contract to commence the phase two of the new Terminal 3 complex at Julius Nyerere International Airport in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

Awarded by the Tanzania Airports Authority, the phase two design and construction contract is valued at €100m.

The Julius Nyerere International Airport, spread over 1,700 hectares, currently has two terminals and two runways. The largest airport in Tanzania serves more than two million passengers annually.

BAM, the operating company of Royal BAM Group, is also developing the phase one of the project under a €130m contract awarded in 2013.

For the phase one, it is working with its UK-based sister company BAM Nuttall. The Dutch sister company BAM Advies & Engineering is also a part of the project as one of the design-partners.

Designed by BAM in collaboration with Netherlands Airport Consultants (NACO), the new Terminal 3 will replace the existing Terminal 2 for international operations.

Once the new terminal becomes operational, Terminal 2 will be allocated for domestic flights.

Phase one involved the construction of the main terminal building to accommodate 3.5 million passengers annually, and the development of parking lots, access roads, platforms, and a taxiway.

The second phase will expand the 60,000m² terminal’s capacity to six million passengers.

In 2010, BAM International completed phase 2 of the renovation of the airport’s infrastructure, including upgrade of all taxiways and the air ground lighting. The main runway and the terminal 2 apron were rehabilitated under phase one in 2006.

BAM is also the contractor for the rehabilitation and extension of the country’s second largest airport Kilimanjaro International Airport.

The work is scheduled to be completed in 2017.


Image: The new Terminal 3 will replace Terminal 2 for international operations. Photo: courtesy of Bam International.

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