Ras Al Khaimah International Airport and Egis officials at the signing ceremony.

Egis, a major international group in the construction engineering and mobility services sectors, has been awarded the Ras Al Khaimah International Airport expansion contract.

Egis’ responsibility is two-fold with the initial design of the expanded terminal as well as concept design study of a new terminal that is expected to accommodate close to two million passengers in the next 10 years.

The expansion plan comes after the surge in passenger traffic at the emirate’s international airport and the need to accommodate the increased passenger traffic in line with the International Air Transport Association guidelines.

“The expansion of our international airport reinforces this ambitious outlook and we look forward to welcoming passengers from all over the world,” said Chairman of the Department of Civil Aviation, Government of Ras Al Khaimah, Eng Sheikh Salem Bin Sultan Al Qasimi.

Egis has been awarded several aviation projects in the Middle East and beyond. Some of the most notable projects include Riyadh Airport, where Egis was the project manager for design review, construction management and supervision of the new airside infrastructure; Amaala airport, where Egis is working on the design and development of a greenfield airport to serve a new ultra-luxury resort located along Saudi Arabia’s northwest coast by the Red Sea; and Abha International Airport, where Egis developed the masterplan, provided design and construction services for the new terminal building as well as the necessary annex buildings and infrastructure.