Hong Kong Airport 3RS extension to handle 30m extra passengers
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Hong Kong Airport 3RS extension to handle 30m extra passengers

Hong Kong Airport 3RS extension to handle 30m extra passengers

COWI the Danish consulting firm have won a series of contracts on a new three-runway system allowing the Hong Kong International Airport to handle future traffic demand.

COWI is now growing their presence in SE Asia with new contracts on the three-runway system (3RS) at the Hong Kong Airport.

The three-runway system will allow Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) to handle future traffic demand that is estimated at 102 million passengers, 8.9 million tonnes of cargo and 607,000 aircraft movements per year by 2030 and the new contracts will allow the airport to handle an additional 30 million passengers a year according to the 2030 Airport Master Plan.

The 3RS is more than a runway project, involving:

  • Reclamation of approximately 650 hectares of land north of the existing airport island, bounded by approximately 13.4 km of seawall and 6 km of existing seawall to be removed or modified.
  • Construction of the Third Runway, taxiways and apron with 57 parking positions upon 3RS commissioning
  • Construction of the Third Runway Concourse (TRC)
  • Modification/expansion of the existing Terminal 2 (T2) into a full service processing terminal and construction of associated road network
  • Provision of a new Automated People Mover (APM) system connecting T2 and the TRC and an integrated maintenance depot that will also serve the existing system
  • Provision of a new high-speed Baggage Handling System (BHS) to connect T2 and the TRC
  • Construction of other associated airport support infrastructure, facilities and utilities for 3RS operation

Hong Kong Airport Extension

Hong Kong International Airport is locally known as Chek Lap Kok Airport, named after the island on which it was built.
Designed by Sir Norman Foster, Hong Kong International opened in July 1998 and has been named  the World’s Best Airport  by Skytrax eight times.

About The Author

Neil Davis is the MD of ANGDavis Associates Ltd. A Civil Engineering Consultancy with over 75 years of real international contracting and consultancy experience.

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