Egis, a major international group in the construction engineering and mobility services sectors, has been awarded the ambitious Ras Al Khaimah International Airport expansion contract at the Dubai Airshow.
Egis’ responsibility is two-fold with the initial design of the expanded terminal as well as concept design study of a new terminal that is expected to accommodate close to 2 million passengers in the next 10 years.
The expansion plan comes after the surge in passenger traffic at the emirate’s international airport and the need to accommodate the increased passenger traffic in line with the International Air Transport Association guidelines.
“Ras Al Khaimah has quickly become more of an economic and touristic hub in the last couple of years and we are extremely proud of the growth we’ve seen.
The expansion of our international airport reinforces this ambitious outlook and we look forward to welcoming passengers from all over the world,” said Chairman of the Department of Civil Aviation, Government of Ras Al Khaimah, Eng Sheikh Salem Bin Sultan Al Qasimi.
Egis has been awarded several aviation projects in the Middle East and beyond. Some of the most notable projects include Riyadh Airport where Egis was the project manager for design review, construction management and supervision of the new airside infrastructure, Amaala airport, where Egis is working on the design and development of a greenfield airport to serve a new ultra-luxury resort located along Saudi Arabia’s northwest coast by the Red Sea and Abha International Airport where Egis developed the master plan provided design and construction services for the new terminal building as well as the necessary annex buildings and infrastructure.
“We are delighted to be working on the expansion of Ras Al Khaimah International airport as aviation is one of our strengths. Egis has been awarded several aviation projects, and our experience and knowledge surpasses design as we are able to take on both the role of engineer, as well as airport operators as we plan ahead.
“Our goal is to provide the best possible solution to improve the passenger experience throughout their airport journey and our vast aviation experience in the Middle East and beyond will help us achieve that,” said Alaa Abusiam, CEO Egis Middle East.
CEO of Ras Al Khaimah International Airport, Atanasios Titonis said: “In order to keep up with this demand of passenger traffic, and welcome more and more airline partners, our immediate focus is on working to enhance our existing terminal at the earliest, and simultaneously work on designing a brand new terminal with international standards and innovative facilities and we are confident that our partnership with Egis will help us achieve this.”