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Arabtec group inks $2.9bn Abu Dhabi airport deal

Abu Dhabi Airports Co (Adac) has awarded a consortium comprising Arabtec Holding and Greek and Turkish firms a Dhs10.8bn ($2.94bn) contract to build a mid-field terminal at the emirate's airport, Reuters has reported. Construction of the complex will begin in the third quarter and is expected to be concluded in 2017. The 700,000 sq m terminal building is to be built in two phases; the four-year construction phase and the operational readiness assessment phase to undertake tests, Adac said. Set to become the future home of Abu Dhabi's Etihad Airways, the new terminal will initially handle 30 million passengers per year.