Sharjah Airport Authority reportedly expects to award the primary $408m (AED1.5bn) construction contract for the expansion of Sharjah International Airport (SHJ) by Q3 2019, with the project comprising the expansion of SHJ's terminal building and other facilities to increase the its annual handling capacity to 20 million passengers by 2025.
According to a Zawya report, a source said that the contract would be awarded to a bidder by August, with the submission deadline having ended on 16 June, after it was extended in May.
Construction work on SHJ's expansion is likely to begin Q4 2020, with full completion likely in Q3 2022.
In February, Sharjah Airport Authority said it had awarded a $14m (AED51.5m) contract for the SHJ expansion's project management to American construction consultancy Parsons.
The authority also awarded a design and supervision contract worth $18m (AED67m) to ADP Ingénierie, and a $7m (AED26m) design and construction contract to Metito Overseas for the expansion of SHJ's sewage treatment plant's capacity by 3,000m3 per day.