New Doha International Airport (NDIA)
Qatar (2005 - 2011)

One of Gamuda’s most illustrious and challenging forays in the international construction market was the New Doha International Airport (NDIA) in Qatar. Leading a consortium of experienced builders, we worked seamlessly with the project manager, the world-renowned Bechtel, a company that carries an impeccable track record in delivering superior mega projects worldwide with a “Zero Accident” policy.

Our core strength in quantity surveying and resourcefulness in project management gave the Group an edge at Doha, where 60% of the airport was built on reclaimed land from the Arabian Gulf and the team had to source for construction materials from different countries. To facilitate the speedy delivery of raw materials, we built four jetties as docking bays for supply barges, a testament of our depth in marine engineering capability honed from our early days when we built ports and offshore structures.

Blazing new trails in safety and health compliance to a whole new level, we achieved a monumental 25 million “Man-hours Without a Lost Time Incident” in January 2011, a feat few contractors in the region could match.

Our scope of works for the state-of-the-art NDIA, the new home for Qatar Airways, included the design and construction of the airport’s airfield facilities, tunnel and detention ponds. The airfield facilities were designed to cater for the latest Airbus A380 large-body aircrafts complemented by two runways, parallel taxiways, parking aprons, drainage and on-ground lighting facilities.

Envisioned to cater to Qatar’s air passenger and cargo transit needs for the next 50 years at least, NDIA is certainly one of Gamuda’s best overseas work of art yet.

Client The Government of the State of Qatar, represented by New Doha International Airport Steering Committee
Main Contractor Sinohydro - Gamuda – WCT Joint Venture (SGW JV)
Airfield facilities
  • Two runways (4.84km and 4.25km) with three parallel taxiways, rapid exit taxiways and connecting taxiways
  • Blast pad at each runway
  • Aircraft parking aprons, drainage works, aircraft ground lighting & related facilities
Midfield Access Tunnel Twin cell, 1km dual three-lane structure
Detention ponds
  • Four ponds complete with power supply from substations
  • Pump station systems