A joint venture led by Aecom Technology has received a contract for the redevelopment and expansion of King Khaled International Airport (KKIA) in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
The five-year, $72m contract is intended to help the airport reach a future capacity of 30 million passengers per year.
The project is part of a programme led by Saudi Arabia's General Authority of Civil Aviation to transform KKIA into a new commercial airport that meets industry-leading standards.
Aecom will provide programme support in addition to project and construction management services, including administration, project planning, design and construction management, and information and data management.
The JV will also be responsible for the provision of public relations and communications services, financial management, contract management, operational readiness and airport transfer coordination.
The expansion involves the addition of a new processing facility, new domestic, international and swing-capability concourses, terminal renovations and new aprons in addition to the upgrade and expansion of the main load centre with the related utility connections.
HOK, Netherlands Airports Consultants (NACO) and its subsidiary Sadeco were awarded a contract in January 2013 to design the $800m expansion of KKIA's terminals 3 and 4 to boost the passenger handling capacity to 20-25 million per year upon the scheduled completion of the project in 2015.
Image: The five-year, $72m contract would support KKIA in meeting its anticipated future capacity of 30 million passengers per year.