Tiger Steel Engineering is proud to announce the placing of the first buttress for the main structural steel arches for the Abu Dhabi Midfield Terminal Building. The buttress is one of 18 substructures that will form the MTB steel structure. This base will hold nine arches that will comprise the building’s roof, which will have an arch span of 180m at its widest point. Each arch weighs approximately 700 tons. At its apex the MTB roof will be 52 meters tall.

The MTB is the key element of the new Midfield Terminal Complex (MTC) at Abu Dhabi International Airport, which will include cargo and catering facilities, utilities and related infrastructure to help the airport meet an anticipated capacity of 17 million annual passengers by 2017.