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Egis upgrades airfield facilities at Riyadh Airport as tourism grows

Egis upgrades airfield facilities at Riyadh Airport as tourism grows

The King Khaled International Airport in Saudi Arabia is currently undergoing a large development and expansion programme that aims at increasing capacity in a near future.

This programme is indeed necessary to allow the airport to accommodate the rapidly growing air traffic.

Serving the city of Riyadh, the capital of the country, King Khaled International Airport is the second biggest airport in Saudi Arabia, after Jeddah Airport.

Today the airport hosts circa 20 million passengers each year and the current expansion programme will extend capacity to 35 million.

As part of this programme, the General Authority of Civil Aviation of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has awarded Almabani General Contractor the contract for the design and construction of the required enhancements.


Egis was nominated as design consultant of Almabani.

For the first time in the airport infrastructure domain Egis will perform the full design under the BIM concept.

Egis will also provide full technical support during construction.

The scope of works for this project covers the following airside facilities: new taxiways; new cargo apron; rehabilitation of existing taxiways; extension of the existing fuel line; and miscellaneous drainage improvements.

Egis is already working on an ongoing project at Riyadh Airport and providing technical support to the Saudi Arabian Trading and Construction Company for an operations and maintenance contract of airside equipment and systems.