PALFINGER: Mastering the Challenge of Space at Abu Dhabi’s airport


The third terminal of Abu Dhabi’s airport is an architectural tour de force. But the futuristic architecture provides a challenging environment to maintain without specialized services. That is why PALFINGER Megarme was commissioned to assist during the final post construction cleaning and rectification process.


Airport buildings are said to be the cathedrals of the 21st century. Abu Dhabi’s new Midfield Terminal Complex definitely is a proof for this claim. The in itself impressive Terminal building – which is to process up to 80 million passengers each year – culminates in the 50-meter-high Departure Hall, largely column-free through the use of span leaning arches. This unique space poses a range of challenges in construction as well as in maintenance. Challenges that Megarme, a company of the PALFINGER MARINE organization, is most capable of.


Polishing Every Corner
Since 2017, PALFINGER Megarme has been at the very heart of the still ongoing construction works. As the final phase of the project is coming to an end, the company’s highly qualified rope access technicians are working on the finishing touches, including an array of jobs in the field of general cleaning and repairs, such as glass repairs and painting. The biggest challenge in the implementation is the architectural design of the building. Reaching certain areas required the support of the tallest access platform in the United Arab Emirates.


Coordination is Key
Due to its magnitude, this job involved the work of more than 120 technicians. The professional coordination between the various parties that worked simultaneously on the project allowed meeting deadlines and client expectations all while not compromising on safety. As the world’s leading supplier of lifting solutions, PALFINGER was the ideal partner for a project of this degree of specialization and magnitude.
Upon the successful completion of this project, an array of new projects in Abu Dhabi are already scheduled. PALFINGER is proud of its contribution to Abu Dhabi’s impressive gateway to the world.




The international mechanical engineering company PALFINGER is the world's leading provider of innovative crane and lifting solutions. As a global partner for pioneering and reliable deck equipment and lifesaving appliances, PALFINGER MARINE supplies high-quality products to fulfill standardized and customized demands. Supported worldwide by a network of experienced and skilled specialists, we provide flexible and efficient service solutions. Our portfolio gives a competitive edge for customers in the maritime and offshore industry.



PALFINGER is an international technology and mechanical engineering company and the world's leading producer and provider of innovative crane and lifting solutions. With over 12,500 employees (without contingent workers.), more than 30 manufacturing sites and a worldwide sales and service network of around 5,000 service points, PALFINGER creates added value from the challenges of its customers. PALFINGER is consistently continuing on its course as a provider of innovative, complete solutions that deliver increased efficiency and better operability, while leveraging the potential of digitalization along the entire production and value chain. 

PALFINGER AG has been listed on the Vienna stock exchange since 1999, and in 2022 achieved record revenue of EUR 2.23 billion.

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Eva-Maria Wimmer | Marketing & Communication | PALFINGER MARINE
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