Mena Aerospace awards Bahrain airport contracts
Manama, January 22, 2012
Mena Aerospace Enterprises said it has awarded Hafeera Contracting Company the contract to carry out all civil works on its general aviation and hangar complex at Bahrain International Airport.
Mena Aerospace has also awarded a contract to supply and install the hangar doors to Megadoor AB, a Swedish company, who are the world leaders in vertically lifting hangar doors.
Speaking at the signing ceremony, Mena Aerospace’s managing director, Dr Mohamed Juman said the value of the combined contract is in the range of BD3 million ($8 million).
'Hafeera’s contract is carry out all civil works at the hangar complex, while Megadoor will install two hangar doors, each 45m wide and 15.5m high,' he explained.
Dr Juman pointed out that with this appointment, Mena Aerospace was continuing the assembling of a skilled group of professionals who would constitute the foundations of this unique, pioneering project.
'In December 2010, Bahrain Airport Company had signed a major agreement with us to build and operate one of the region’s larger private and general aviation hangar complexes,' he said.
'The deal involved Mena Aerospace investing in the development of a dedicated general and private aviation complex at Bahrain airport to provide comprehensive maintenance and support services to private and corporate aircraft.
According to him, the development of the complex has already begun and is located at the North West end of the airport.
Once complete, the first phase’s footprint will be 26,362 sq m including hangar, a private taxiway and apron in addition to office and workshop areas, making it one of the larger such facilities in the region.
'We are certain that this project will continue the established momentum which Bahrain Airports Company and the Bahrain Civil Aviation Affairs have started towards making Bahrain a regional aviation hub,' he added.
Hafeera executive chairman Isa Mohammed Abdul Rahim said, “We are looking forward to working with Mena Aerospace and its team on this project as it is the first if its kind for the airport and the first in Bahrain.'
'Working on airport projects is always more challenging due to its operational, security and regulatory requirements,' he remarked.
'However, with good coordination and cooperation amongst all the stakeholders, we are certain that we will complete this project on time, on budget and with the quality of workmanship Hafeera is known for,' he added.
Derek Salmons, the area sales manager, for Megadoor (ME) said “We are proud to be associated, with this project, especially because Mena Aerospace aims to be the first in the Middle East region to have a Leed compliant MRO and hangar facility, which is a requirement for which our doors are ideally suited.'-TradeArabia News Service