Company selected to take part in US$4.34bn airport project
By Catrin Jones11 September 2023
Limak, an infrastructure-to-energy company from Turkey, has been granted a project worth 236 million dinar (US$764.87 million) by the Kuwaiti government.
The project involves building a portion of a new terminal at Kuwait International Airport. The Turkish company will construct a group of aircraft parking aprons, taxiways, and service buildings.
The new airport terminal, which is estimated to cost US$4.34 billion, is expected to increase Kuwait’s airport capacity to 25 million passengers per year, tripling its previous capacity.
Limak stated that the first stage of the new terminal will have a capacity of 13 million passengers, with the possibility of expanding it to 25 million.
The company plans to begin construction after completing the necessary procedures.
“The first stage of the new terminal will be built with a capacity of 13 million passengers capacity and (with) the improvement to be made later it can be expanded up to 25 million,” Limak said in a statement on its website.
“After the tender notification of approval to our company and completion of necessary procedures, our construction works of the new terminal will begin,” it added.
Prime Minister Sheikh Ahmad Nawaf Al Ahmad Al Sabah announced that the new passenger terminal (T2) is one of the national projects aimed at modernising the infrastructure of Kuwait.