Dutch win Dar es Salaam Terminal 3 contract

DAR ES SALAAM, TANZANIA -Tanzania Airport Authority (TAA) has given BAM International a $170 million contract to design and build Terminal 3 at the Julius Nyerere International Airport.
This is Tanzania’s biggest airport located just outside central Dar es Salaam.
The new terminal is designed (together with NACO, Netherlands Airport Consultants) for the anticipated growth of international air traffic, leaving the existing international Terminal 2 to cater for domestic flights.
BAM International is the operating company of Royal BAM Group and is mostly active outside Europe.
According to sources the contract value of phase 1  amounts to €130 million. BAM International will be executing the project in a joint venture with UK sister company BAM Nuttall.
The Dutch sister company, BAM Advies and  Engineering, is one of the design-partners.
The scope of work in phase 1 includes the construction of the main terminal building – facilitating 3.5 million annual passengers – including parking lots, access roads, platforms, and a taxiway.
The second phase will increase capacity to facilitate six million annual passengers. The design of the roof is inspired on the traditional sailing boats that can be found at the Dar es Salaam coast.
In 2010 BAM International completed phase 2 of the renovation of the airport’s infrastructure, comprising the rehabilitation of all taxiways and the air ground lighting.
BAM International alsocompleted Phase 1 in 2006, involving the rehabilitation of the main runway and the upgrading of the Terminal 2 apron.
The BAM Group has been involved in airport contracts, including Schiphol and Eindhoven in the Netherlands, Terminal 2 Munich and Berlin Brandenburg in Germany. Zaventem and Charlerois in Belgium, Cork in Ireland, Bristol, Newcastle and East Midlands in the United Kingdom, Harare in Zimbabwe and Sheikh Rashid terminal in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

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