Bechtel provided engineering, project management, and construction management services for Hamad International Airport in Qatar. It replaces an existing facility, increases passenger and cargo-handling capacity, and accommodates 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.