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TAV IT wins technology tender for world’s largest terminal

TAV Information Technologies (IT) has won the communication technologies tender held for Abu Dhabi Airport’s new Midfield Terminal Building, which once completed will be the world's largest terminal constructed under one roof.

TAV IT beat-off competition from eight other world-renowned firms, and it consists of designing, setting up and operating the whole communication infrastructure of the terminal and also providing technical support.

Being awarded the tender for €43 million, TAV IT has undertaken IT infrastructure set-up and maintenance support services of the terminal.

TAV IT general manager, Binnur Güleryüz Onaran, says: "We design, develop and implement local and global airport solutions and services as a leading brand in the aviation sector in terms of software and technology.

“We transferred our know-how to 9 airports in Turkey other than the ones operated by TAV Airports. We have also exported our know-how to Riyadh, Dammam and Madinah airports in Saudi Arabia.

“We are proud to be contributing to Abu Dhabi Airport, one of the most popular projects of the United Arab Emirates."

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The tender won by TAV IT covers designing, setting-up and commissioning of local area network (LAN), wireless local area network (WLAN), cable management system, master clock system, storage area network, VoIP telephone central system based on IP and all servers and computer equipment and also operating the related infrastructure.

Onaran adds: “TAV IT has been awarded the tender, leaving eight international IT companies behind. This project is one of the highest-budgeted international tenders; therefore shows explicitly the position reached by TAV IT engineers and IT specialists.

“TAV IT will also deploy previously developed software and solutions in this project. Furthermore, IT infrastructure consultancy services for security systems will be provided by TAV IT engineers as part of Abu Dhabi Midfield Terminal Project, one of the largest airports in the region.

“We will continue growing by maximizing our know-how in this sector and becoming a global eligible brand throughout the world."

When completed, Abu Dhabi Airport Midfield Terminal will be able to provide service to 27 million passengers per year covering an indoor area of 702,000sqm, including 106 passenger bridges, 156 check-in counters, 48 self-service kiosk areas, retail and F&B area of 28,000sqm, and the terminal is expected to be up and running by 2017.

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