25,000m² of optimised land use with brand new infrastructure and services picked by the world’s largest cargo company.
Egis has master planned and designed 23 hectares of available land for the Cargo Express Area project, that is compatible with the existing constraints of the radar and the existing northern apron. It optimises land use for 25,000m² of express cargo terminal and 6,000m² of storage warehouses in second line, with car and truck parks, and 5,500m² of administration buildings with retail and food & beverage.
The master plan, enables future development of cargo terminals (airside boundary), storage warehouses within a customs-bounded zone, administration and retail buildings, and finally an MRO, all of them supported by the new north apron, designed for code C and E/F aircraft, respecting the obstacle limitation (transitional surface) set by the close presence of the runway.
The master plan also includes a central utilities building to support the need for fire-fighting water (storage and pumping station) and potable water.
Egis' applied airport methodology included:
- Master planning of the area, land availability, demand and capacity analysis, commercial feasibility study, central utilities master planning, respecting the obstacle limitation (transitional surface) due to the proximity of the runway.
- Concept Design, including land surveying (topography and geotechnical), with optioning of building structure and configuration of different modules, performed by our building design consultant MSCEB, a local consultant with wide experience in Bahrain. In addition, the cost-saving concept of central utilities (for fire-fighting water and potable water) was developed so every facility within the Cargo Express Area will have this supply.
- Preliminary Design: utility master planning, provisions on phase 1 for future demands and expansions of the Cargo Express Area, as well as local regulations and standards. This also included a careful power supply and network design of different loops and power substations, with transformers and generators, and UPS, as per the expected demand, with room for expansion in each substation.
- Detailed Design: ensuring it is compatible with future development of the Cargo Express Area and coordinated between different design teams.
- Tender Documentation: Egis proposed a FIDIC Red Book template that was tailored to the client needs and aligned with the local Bahrain Tender Board requirements by our highly experienced team.
- Tender Evaluation: following BAC, the Bahrain Tender Board and MOTT (Ministry of Transportation and Telecommunication) directions.
- Construction supervision: Egis brought together a professional and highly skilled team to carry out the construction supervision of the phase 1A (landside) works, that included warehouses and central utilities building (potable water and fire-water). The team comprised a resident engineer, architect, mechanical and electrical engineer, civil engineer, structural engineer, and ICT specialist, HSE officer, the project controls engineer, and inspection site team.
FedEx has become the first courier and flagship operator of the CEV, with a warehouse of 5,500m² in place.
The Cargo Express Area development continues and is expected to be finalised and in operation by mid 2023.