Adapa was awarded a contract in June 2017, to supply 85 Adaptive MouldsTM for the construction of the new passenger terminal at the Kuwait International Airport (KWI). We were handpicked by the Turkish construction company Limak İnşaat, who won the tender to build the new terminal. In addition to supplying the adaptive moulds, we are also tasked with the ongoing maintenance of the moulds and the training of Limak’s engineers on how to use the moulds. More details to follow soon.

 

Adapa’s Adaptive Moulds will be used for fabricating the 40.000 interior wall and ceiling panels.
Image credits: Fosters and Partners.

 

When asked about the significance of this contract for Adapa, Christian Raun Jepsen (COO) said “This one’s very special to us, because it’s our largest deal so far and it has helped us open many other doors. And that’s why we are leaving no stone unturned – I make it a point to go down to Kuwait myself once every fortnight, and we have three of our best engineers deployed onsite, providing consultation on how to make the best use of our moulds”. This project has also helped Adapa open a new branch in Dubai, to support its growing number of projects in the Middle East.

 

While Adapa’s team is working hard to assemble and install the Adaptive Moulds, the bearing constructions are being erected onsite by the Limak crew.

While Adapa’s team is working hard to assemble and install the Adaptive Moulds, the
bearing constructions are being erected onsite by the Limak crew.

 

The new terminal project at KWI has created thousands of job opportunities in Kuwait. A source within Limak tells us that there are roughly over 10,000 people working around the clock to ensure that the new terminal is open for business by late 2021. “For Adapa and for me personally, this is an opportunity to be part of a landmark project in Kuwait’s architectural history, and more importantly, to be associated with something that will touch the lives of thousands, if not millions of people” said Christian.

By the time of the launch of the new terminal, Adapa will have helped produce 40,000 concrete panels.