Binladin Group Wins Saudi Airport Terminal Contract

15 November 2010 (Last Updated November 15th, 2010 18:30)

The Saudi Binladin Group has received a SAR27.1bn ($7.2bn) contract to build a new terminal and associated infrastructure at the King Abdul Aziz International Airport in Saudi Arabia. The project will expand the capacity of the airport to 30 million passengers per year from the current

The Saudi Binladin Group has received a SAR27.1bn ($7.2bn) contract to build a new terminal and associated infrastructure at the King Abdul Aziz International Airport in Saudi Arabia.

The project will expand the capacity of the airport to 30 million passengers per year from the current traffic of 17 million passengers, according to Reuters.

During the three-year project, Binladin will build a single 670,000m² terminal with 94 aircraft bays to replace the two ageing facilities currently handling airport traffic.

The company will also build a 133m air traffic control tower, and infrastructure to link the terminal with roads and the proposed high-speed railway to join Jeddah with Mecca and Medina.