The Zawya website revealed the Kuwait International Airport Expansion Project (Terminal 2), that is currently under construction and ranks first among the five largest airports in the Gulf Cooperation Council countries, with an estimated cost of $4.36 billion is expected to be completed in the last quarter of 2022.
The website said work on the new passenger terminal began in May 2017. The 6-year contract is awarded to the Turkish company Limak and will have a capacity to handle 13 million passengers annually, with the flexibility to increase between 25 million and 50 million passengers in the future.
The project consists of 3 phases, the first package includes the new passenger building, the central power building, the water tank building, the security building, the infrastructure tunnel, and the electrical substations.
The second package includes service buildings, the roads leading to the new terminal building and the car park, and the third package for aircraft hangars, runways and service buildings.
The first package also includes the construction of a 4-storey building on an area of 6.8 million square meters, with a construction area of 708,000 square meters and a covered area of 315,000 square meters. When completed, the terminal will have the capacity to service 21 A380s and 9 A320s.
In July 2020, Limak was awarded a contract of about 169 million dinars ($562 million) for a project to build multi-storey car parks, connecting roads, bridges, and environmental landscaping works.