Spanish transport engineering specialist Ineco has been awarded a major contract by Dammam Airports Company (Daco) to develop the master plan for the King Fahd International Airport in Saudi Arabia.
The plan includes the expansion of all airport facilities to cater to growing passenger demand, as well as the study of the connection of the airport’s cargo area with the country’s main rail freight line.
In addition, a new airport city will be developed, along with the recently initiated cargo village, said the statement from Ineco.
Dammam Airport is the third largest airport in Saudi Arabia in terms of passenger movements. Since 2009, passenger throughput at the airport has grown at a CAGR (compound annual growth rate) of 10.7% to reach 9.68 million passengers per annum in 2016.
With a 2047 horizon, this project aims to turn the airport into a regional hub, making it an important intermodal node for the movement of passengers and cargo, said the statement.
Daco CEO Turki Abdullah Aljawini and Roy Toh, Director for Traffic Development, were recently at the Ineco headquarters to see the progress of the project.
With this contract, Ineco is consolidating its position in the Middle East, where, in addition to participating in the development of high-speed rail between Makkah and Madinah, we have also developed the master plan for Kuwait airport, the expansion of Fujairah airport and the ORAT (operational readiness and airport transfer) at Abu Dhabi airport.
Ineco is a company with almost 50 years of experience and 2,400 professionals, with a high degree of technical specialization in engineering and consulting for airports, air navigation, conventional and high-speed rail networks, logistics, urban transport, ports and roads.
Ineco operates in 50 countries with comprehensive, innovative and technologically-valuable solutions, aiming to improve the mobility of people thanks to the development of sustainable and safe transport infrastructure.