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Aecom JV wins contract for Saudi’s King Khaled airport expansion

Aecom announced 11 March that a joint venture in which it participates was awarded a five-year, $72m contract for the redevelopment and expansion of King Khaled International Airport (KKIA) in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, to meet a future capacity of 30 million passengers annually.

Aecom will provide program support as well as project and construction management services.

“Participating in this visionary project is a major achievement for Aecom, reflecting the continued advancement of our innovative aviation and construction services in the Middle East,” said Aecom chairman and chief executive officer John M Dionisio.

Major achievement: Aecom CEO John Dionisio

The KKIA passenger terminals will be designed to handle an increase in capacity, with Aecom providing a new processing facility; new domestic, international and swing-capability concourses; terminal renovations; new aprons; temporary elements to maintain a high level of service during the construction stages; as well as upgrading and expanding the main load center with the associated utility connections.

The project is part of a program led by the country’s General Authority of Civil Aviation to redevelop KKIA into a modern commercial airport designed to industry-leading standards.