American multinational engineering firm, AECOM is to provide programme management services at Hamad International Airport as part of the expansion programme for Cargo Terminal 2 and Amiri Flight Facilities.
The company will head project and construction management of the new terminal and ancillary supporting buildings that include a veterinary inspection centre, central utility plant and infrastructure diversions. A cargo bridging facility will also be created to accommodate predicted overflow from Cargo Terminal 1.
The Los Angleles-based firm is expected to provide the services over a six-year period, with the cargo bridging facility prioritised ahead of the start of the FIFA World Cup Qatar in November 2022.
Hamed Zaghw, AECOM’s chief executive for the Middle East and Africa, said: “We are fully committed to helping achieve the goals of the Hamad International Airport expansion project, which will prepare it for future growth and triple the airport’s overall cargo capacity.
“The project will enhance the delivery and processing of supplies and important cargo to Qatar, helping to meet the demands of its growing economy while significantly enhancing its global freight operations.”