Saudi Arabia's Riyadh King Khaled International Airport awarded (18-Jan-2013) the contract to design the expansion of terminals 3 and 4 to a consortium of Netherlands Airport Consultants (NACO), Saudi Dutch Engineering Company (SADECO) and HOK. The project is scheduled to be complete in 2015 and is expected to cost more than USD800 million. The project is intended to increase the airport's capacity from 15 million to 20-25 million p/a. [more - original PR]
Riyadh Airport awards terminal expansion design contract to NACO, SADECO and HOK
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