Bechtel is providing engineering, project management, and construction management services for Hamad International Airport (formerly New Doha International Airport), nearing completion in Qatar. It will replace an existing facility, increase passenger and cargo-handling capacity, and accommodate the new Airbus A380 super jumbo jets.
The new airport will accommodate 24 million passengers and 750,000 metric tons of cargo annually. It will feature, among other facilities:
Early works on the project included a 62-million-cubic-meter (nearly 230 million cubic feet) land reclamation project to create the airport site and the largest environmental cleanup project in Qatar’s history―the removal of 6.5 million cubic meters of household waste from a dump on the project site to a remote engineered landfill built to strict environmental standards.