Hamad International Airport was designed to cater for a projected ongoing increase in the volume of traffic and construction started in 2003, with a series of deliveries culminating with overall opening in 2014. The airport has an initial annual capacity of 29 million passengers, three times the volume of the original airport facilities in Doha. Upon completion of the final phase it will be able to handle 50 million passengers per year, making it the second largest airport in the region after Dubai. It is also on track to handle 320,000 aircraft movements and 2 million tons of cargo annually. The check-in and retail areas are 12 times larger than those at the original airport. The airport footprint is two-thirds the size of Doha city.
The airport is built over 22 square kilometers, half of which is on reclaimed land. The Steering Committee awarded the contract for the development of the airport to Bechtel. The contract includes the design, construction management and project management of the facilities. The terminal and concourses were designed by the architecture firm HOK. Engineering, Procurement and Construction contract for Phase I and II were undertaken by Turkish TAV Construction and Japanese Taisei Corporation. KEO were awarded a number of early delivery items and this datasheet covers some of the security, maintenance, hangars, administration, crew and airline buildings as part of the early phased deliveries between 2010 and 2014.