Abu Dhabi Midfield Terminal Complex


Abu Dhabi Airports are developing Midfield Terminal Complex (MTC), which will provide a full terminal building for passenger and cargo facilities including duty-free shops and restaurants. The terminal will have capacity to handle 30 million passengers per year, and up to 8,500 passengers per hour.

Sustainable design requirements have played an important part in making the MTC an environmentally friendly building, taking into account the Urban Planning Council’s Estidama approach towards sustainable design. The Terminal is designed to minimise its impact on the environment, making use of design elements such as high performance and angled glass facades to avoid heat from entering the building, efficient air conditioning solutions while also providing day lighting for interior spaces. Solid cladding has also been integrated in the design, further reducing the impact of the sun.

Environmental  design  initiatives  that  are  being  pursued  also  include  water  conservation  using waste  water  for  irrigation  of landscaping areas. The MTC team is working closely with Masdar, a zero-carbon city development adjacent to the airport. Such collaboration ensures that ideas, innitiatives and techniques are shared for the befit of both developments in Abu Dhabi and the UAE.

Abu Dhabi Airports and the joint venture (JV) of TAV, CCC, and Arabtec have signed an AED 10.8 billion contract in June 2012 for the construction of the Midfield Terminal Building (MTB) at Abu Dhabi International Airport. The construction of the 700,000sqm terminal building, a world class infrastructure project being undertaken in the capital, which commenced in 2013 and has already achieved several significant milestones.

Scope of Project

ByrneLooby have carried out the environmental assessment for the Joint venture to optimise the reuse of constructions and soil materials at the airport. ByrneLooby optimised the use of recycled sand and aggregates for a variety of uses as part of the project.

The assessment included the following:
  • Reuse of sand and aggregates from a sustainable source as engineering fills
  • Maximising the reuse of natural resources
  • Development of an Earthworks Management Plan to develop methodologies for implementation to specifications.
  • Protecting sand and aggregate supply in areas where natural reserves are in decline
  • Minimising transport costs for sand and aggregate materials
  • Production of the highest value recycled sand and aggregates and optimal solutions
Over the last decade our design of waste recycling technology brings value solutions and innovation to our projects. Due to the highly variable nature of C&D waste material each site or project is customised to the specific requirements of the material being processed. This ensures the effective and efficient removal of a range of contaminants in compliance with environmental law.