New Doha International Airport
Learn more about New Doha International AirportDoha International Airport to it west as Qatar's only airport in 2009. Construction began in 2004 and will finish in 2015.
The airport was designed primarily to deal with the growing amounts of traffic at the airport. To the first end, the airport will be able to handle 24 million annual passengers at its opening, three times as many as the current airport. Upon final completion, it will be able to handle 50 million passengers, 320,000 planes, and 2 million tonnes of cargo a year. The check-in and retail areas are expected to be 12 times as large than as at the current airport. Moving walkways will be installed to handle the traffic.
The airport is being given oasis theming. Many of the buildings will be water-themed, with waved roofs and desert plants being grown in recycled water.
To emphasize its modernity, a massive environmental project has sprung up around the airport. part of the site is on top of a landfill, which was moved to a cleaner and better-organized facility - the largest landfill relocation in the Gulf region. The airport will be equipped with heat and occupancy CO2 sensors, and the roof will be tinted to conserve energy.
NDIA Steering Committee has awarded Bechtel Ltd. to develop the airport. The contract includes the design, construction management and project management of the new facilities. About 32 Contracts Packages are planned to be awarded to subcontractors on the airport construction.
Site works for Phase I Development commenced at site since Mar-04. Schedule of works as at Sept-06 :
- a) Construction completed : Site mobilisation; Excavation & removal of rubbish tip.
- b) Construction in progress : Reclamation; Engineered Landfill; Passenger Terminal Foundation; Passenger Terminal Complex; Emiri Terminal Parking Structure & Mosque.
- c) Design in progress : Airfield Paving & Road Tunnel; Landscaping & Irrigation; Utility System; Airside/Landside Roadways; Airport Operation Facilities; Fuel System; Air Traffic Control & Support Facilities; Airline Engineering & Operation Facilities.
- d) Contract Formating : Airline Support Facilities; Catering Facility; CAA Headquarter Facility; Aircraft Maintenance Hangar; Terminal Access Tunnel & Cross Taxiways.
Phase II works include more Terminal Buildings.
To ensure the success of the project, Bechtel implements stringent management at site, from the appointment of subcontractors' key personnel down to the vehicle moving speed at site. Subcontractors maybe removed from the site due to nonperformance or noncooperation, driving exceed speed limit, & etc.
Phase I works shall be completed in Year 2008.