Abu Dhabi Airports confirmed that construction is progressing on its new Midfield Terminal Building (MTB).
The steel structure of the MTB central processor roof has now been completed, it said in a statement.
The roof spans 319m at the widest point with 18 arches, the largest of which is 180m wide and 52m high.
The next major construction step will be the de-propping of the final arch in the central processor, a statement said.
Work is also progressing on the closure of the building envelope and fit-out of the four piers.
“We can now move forward with the closure of the central processor area by completing all de-propping works for the roof by the end of this month,” said chief programs officer at Abu Dhabi Airports Sulaiman Al Siksek.
“Once the overall structural work and the closure of the building envelope are complete we will hand over the internal space to our concessionaires so that they can commence fit-out of their retail concepts.”
Situated between the two runways at Abu Dhabi International Airport, the MTB will be the largest architectural structure in Abu Dhabi when complete.
The Abu Dhabi airport is currently undergoing a multi-billion dollar re-development and expansion project designed to increase its overall capacity to more than 45 million passengers per year.
As part of this redevelopment, a second runway and a third terminal have been completed.
Abu Dhabi International Airport welcomed more than 23 million passengers last year, up 17.2 per cent compared to 2014.