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SACYR to rehabilitate Chiclayo Airport in Peru

SACYR to rehabilitate Chiclayo Airport in Peru Sacyr Ingeniería and Infrastructures will carry out the rehabilitation of the Capitán FAP José A. Quiñones International Airport of Chiclayo in Peru for US$43 million / €38 million after obtaining the good in the bidding process convened by Aeropuertos del Perú. The works include the change of pavements …

Construction starts on Adelaide Airport terminal expansion

Construction starts on Adelaide Airport terminal expansion Construction has officially started at Adelaide Airport on their A$165 million terminal expansion, which will significantly upgrade international arrivals and departures, and create more retail and dining options for both domestic and international travellers. Adelaide Airport Managing Director, Mark Young, was this morning joined by Watpac Construction South …

Wirtgen KMA 220 mix-in-plant process recycling at Cologne Bonn Airport

Wirtgen KMA 220 mix-in-plant process recycling at Cologne Bonn Airport With the mobile KMA 220 mobile cold recycling mixing plant from Wirtgen, road construction materials can be recycled or upgraded in just about any location. This avoids countless transport trips and is also sustainable and environmentally friendly. And finally, it is extremely economical – as …

British Parliament unlocks jobs and growth in landmark vote to expand Heathrow

British Parliament unlocks jobs and growth in landmark vote to expand Heathrow In a landmark vote today, Parliament unambiguously backed expanding Heathrow Airport – ending decades of political debate on one of the UK’s most pressing infrastructure issues. MPs from across political parties joined forces to support the Government’s Airports National Policy Statement. The vote …

Airports Association releases airfield pavements guide for Australia’s regional and remote airports

Airport Association releases airfield pavements guide for Australia’s regional and remote airports The Australian Airports Association has launched a new guide on airfield pavements for regional and remote airports across Australia. Airport Practice Note (APN) 12 Supplement – Pavements for Rural and Remote Airports was developed to meet the unique needs of regional and remote …

Green light for Adelaide Airport terminal expansion

Green light for Adelaide Airport terminal expansion Adelaide Airport has today announced a $165 million expansion of its main terminal to significantly upgrade international arrivals and departures, and create more retail and dining options for both domestic and international travellers. Work will begin immediately, with the key focus of the expansion being on improving the …

Heathrow Terminal 2 named Best in the World

Heathrow Terminal 2 named Best in the World Passengers from around the world have once again voted for Heathrow to win major accolades at the 2018 Skytrax World Airport Awards, held yesterday evening at the Passenger Terminal EXPO in Stockholm. Heathrow’s Terminal 2 beat international counterparts to win ‘World’s Best Airport Terminal’ for the first …

Britain pushes for new UK spaceports to join the commercial space race

Britain pushes for new UK spaceports to join the commercial space race New British laws have been given Royal Assent to unlock an exciting era of British space innovation, exploration and investment. The Space Industry Bill will enable the first commercial space launch from UK soil in history, creating the potential for hundreds of highly-skilled …

London City Airport awards BAM Nuttall major contract for concrete deck extension

London City Airport awards BAM Nuttall major contract for concrete deck extension London City Airport has awarded a contract to BAM Nuttall for a new 75,000 m² concrete deck extension. The deck is an important first stage of construction, as part of the £480m City Airport Development Programme, supporting new infrastructure including aircraft stands, a …

EIB funds €100m Keflavík Airport renovation in Iceland

EIB funds €100m Keflavík Airport renovation in Iceland Isavia has secured a ISK 12.5 billion (EUR 100 million) loan from the European Investment Bank (EIB). The funds will be used to renovate existing infrastructure in addition to making capacity investments at Keflavik International Airport, in order to respond to substantial passenger growth. The agreement signed today …

Malta International Airport looks forward to €100 million upgrade

Malta International Airport looks forward to €100 million upgrade Malta International Airport has been granted approval by the Planning Authority for its master plan, through which the company will plough at least €100 million into the development of its terminal infrastructure, as well as the surrounding airport campus. This approval gives the company the green …

Parsons wins design-build contract for Terminal One at Newark Airport

Parsons wins design-build contract for Terminal One at Newark Airport Parsons was recently awarded a design-build contract for the Terminal One Redevelopment Project at Newark Airport (Newark Liberty International Airport) by the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey (PANYNJ). The work will be performed in a fully integrated joint venture of Tutor Perini/Parsons …

Balfour Beatty JV awarded LAX $1.95b contract for Automated People Mover

Balfour Beatty JV awarded LAX $1.95b contract for Automated People Mover Balfour Beatty, the international infrastructure group, has been awarded, in joint venture, a $1.95 billion design, build, finance, operate and maintain contract for the ‘Automated People Mover’ at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) by Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA). The design and build element …

Western Sydney Airport ready to put earthworks and pavements out to tender

Western Sydney Airport ready to put earthworks and pavements out to tender Western Sydney Airport is a step closer to becoming reality with WSA Co set to go to market for main earthworks and airside pavements on the airport site. WSA Co, the Government-owned company established to deliver the Western Sydney Airport, has released two …

ACS Group/HOCHTIEF chosen to develop $1.95b Los Angeles Airport Rail Project

ACS Group/HOCHTIEF chosen to develop $1.95b Los Angeles Airport Rail Project A consortium led by ACS/HOCHTIEF has been chosen as the ‘Recommended Developer’ for a large-scale modernization PPP rail project at Los Angeles International airport. The consortium consists of ACS Infrastructure Development (Iridium), Dragados USA, HOCHTIEF PPP Solutions, Flatiron, Fluor, Balfour Beatty and Bombardier. The …

Study reveals Heathrow routes to China add £510 million per year to UK GDP

Study reveals Heathrow routes to China add £510 million per year to UK GDP As Prime Minister Theresa May sets off on a trade mission to China, research out today underscores the value of frequent, direct connections between the UK’s only hub airport, Heathrow, and China. It also identifies the urgent need to add capacity …

STRABAG subsidiary ZÜBLIN awarded €85m contract for Sonnenhöfe im Sternenviertel

STRABAG subsidiary ZÜBLIN awarded €85m contract for Sonnenhöfe im Sternenviertel Residential and office construction is booming around the new Berlin Brandenburg Airport in Schönefeld. Sonnenhöfe GmbH & Co. KG, a joint venture of EYEMAXX and DIE Deutsche Immobilien Entwicklungs AG, has hired ZÜBLIN as general contractor for the turnkey construction of 18 four- to five-storey …

VINCI Airports selected as best bidder for Belgrade Airport

VINCI Airports selected as best bidder for Belgrade Airport The Republic of Serbia and ANT (Airport Nikola Tesla) have selected VINCI Airports, the world’s fourth-largest airport operator, as preferred bidder for the Belgrade Nikola Tesla Airport concession. The 25-year concession contract covers financing, operation, maintenance, extension and upgrade of the existing airport terminal and runways. …

Colas UK helps secure loan for construction of Hoima Int’l Airport in Uganda

Colas UK helps secure loan for construction of Hoima Int’l Airport in Uganda Colas UK has revealed its new direction as a transport infrastructure company able to compete for the largest projects both in the UK and overseas. The signing of a £215m deal in the Autumn, supported by the largest ever loan to an …

Groupe ADP wins 15 International Airport contracts

Groupe ADP wins 15 International Airport contracts Groupe ADP, through its subsidiary ADP Ingénierie, recently won a series of contracts with major international airports for design, study, or technical assistance projects. According to Gratien Maire, CEO of ADP Ingénierie, this series of contract testifies a two-fold observation: “the recognition of our company’s 360° expertise all …

Heathrow set to unveil options for £2.5bn savings on expansion plans

Heathrow set to unveil options for £2.5bn savings on expansion plans Heathrow has identified options that could enable delivery of an expanded hub airport for Britain for £2.5bn less than the plans submitted to the Airports Commission in 2015. The revised £14bn option would be delivered without compromising on the Heathrow expansion and their local …

Stripe your airport!

Stripe your airport! Looking for a silent, fume-free electric airless line striper? Or what about a striper that sprays two colors simultaneously? Graco has just what you need for your airport striping applications Go green with the first electric airless line striper LineLazer ES 1000 is the industry’s first professional battery-powered airless line striper that …

Heathrow welcomes 50th electric vehicle as part of pledge to ‘Go Electric’

Heathrow welcomes 50th electric vehicle as part of pledge to ‘Go Electric’ Heathrow has reached a key milestone in its pledge to ‘Go Electric’ with the delivery of the 50th electric vehicle to the airport’s fleet. This is a key step in Heathrow’s promise to make all of its cars and small vans electric or …

BAM to deliver Visual Control Tower at Dublin Airport

BAM to deliver Visual Control Tower at Dublin Airport The Irish Aviation Authority has awarded the construction of the new Visual Control Tower (VCT) at Dublin Airport to BAM Ireland, the Irish operating company of Royal BAM Group nv. The contract value is €27 million. Designed by Dublin’s Scott Tallon Walker Architects, the new VCT …

New report shows Heathrow Airport Noise footprint at smallest recorded levels

New report shows Heathrow Airport Noise footprint at smallest recorded levels A new annual noise contour report shows that Heathrow airport’s noise footprint continues to shrink – with over 52,000 fewer households impacted by noise compared to 2006. Independent analysis from the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) commissioned by Heathrow, shows that the average noise contours …

CIMIC’S Leighton Asia wins A$390m Hong Kong Airport works

CIMIC’S Leighton Asia wins A$390m Hong Kong Airport works CIMIC Group company, Leighton Asia, with joint venture partner Chun Wo Construction and Engineering Company Limited (‘Chun Wo’), has been selected by the Airport Authority Hong Kong to construct the A$390 million Terminal 2 (T2) foundation and substructure works at Hong Kong International Airport. Revenue to …

US Air Force Engineers repair runway near Mosul in Iraq

US Air Force Engineers repair runway near Mosul in Iraq Three months ago, four U.S. Air Force engineers with the 1st Expeditionary Civil Engineer Group arrived in northern Iraq to conduct a reconnaissance mission for what would become a historic undertaking. Their mission: mitigate runway damage caused by the Islamic State of Iraq and the …

ABT SpeedyBatch more profitable than any other asphalt plant

ABT SpeedyBatch more profitable than any other asphalt plant The ABT SpeedyBatch is a perfect fit for demanding but temporary airport work, which is why business executive Jaime Arnó turned to the Ammann ABT 280 SpeedyBatch when he needed both mobility and productivity. Arnó, CEO of Benito Arnó e Hijos SA, landed a contract to …

LafargeHolcim supplies eco-friendly high-performance concrete for new Mexico City Airport

LafargeHolcim supplies eco-friendly high-performance concrete for new Mexico City Airport LafargeHolcim will supply environmentally friendly, high-performance concretes for the construction of Mexico City Airport. Designed by architects Lord Foster and Fernando Romero, the project will be the world’s most sustainable airport and will eventually serve 68 million passengers a year. LafargeHolcim’s concrete solutions used for …

Heathrow will reduce freight emissions and still increase cargo capacity

Heathrow will reduce freight emissions and still increase cargo capacity Speaking at the BCC International Trade Summit today, Heathrow’s Non-Executive Chairman Lord Deighton announced a new ten step Blueprint for Sustainable Freight plan to reduce the impact of freight vehicles around Heathrow. Lord Deighton’s speech is the first time the airport has publicly addressed the …

Scottish SMEs to lay the foundations for Heathrow expansion 

Scottish SMEs to lay the foundations for Heathrow expansion Businesses across Scotland are marking their diaries for a second Heathrow Business Summit Scotland, set for 18th October in Edinburgh. The free Business Summit Scotland is part of the airports pledge to create jobs in every corner of the UK and will deliver on a commitment outlined …

Environmental and social impact of expanding Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Kenya

Environmental and social impact of expanding Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Kenya Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) is Kenya’s largest aviation facility, and the busiest airport in east and central Africa. It serves as a transit hub for major airlines as well as the gateway for visitors to other Africa’s airports. The airport also serves …

Mission Accomplished – resurfacing McDill Air Force Base Runway

Mission Accomplished – resurfacing McDill Air Force Base Runway MacDill Air Force Base, located approximately 4 miles (6.4 km) south-southwest of downtown Tampa, Florida, is the base for the U.S. Air Force’s Air Mobility Command, which provides airlift, special missions, aerial refueling, and aeromedical evacuation for the armed forces. MacDill is home to 16 KC-135 …

Dreamliners flying high as Heathrow hits new low noise record

Dreamliners flying high as Heathrow hits new low noise record ​Heathrow’s new “Fly Quiet and Clean” report shows airlines are increasingly using the quietest, cleanest aircraft in their routes to Britain’s hub airport. The report ranks the 50 busiest airlines operating at Heathrow from April to June this year, based on seven noise and emissions …

HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed witnesses first Autonomous Air Taxi test flight in Dubai

HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed witnesses first Autonomous Air Taxi test flight in Dubai HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, attended the maiden concept flight of the Autonomous Air Taxi (AAT), a vehicle that will be used for the world’s first self-flying taxi service set to be introduced …

Partial runway reconstruction for Detroit Metro Airport

Partial runway reconstruction for Detroit Metro Airport Milling the old asphalt runway structure becomes key It was almost as though the $225-million runway that the Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport (DTW) had added in 2001 was jinxed from the get-go. Expected to last 30 years, Runway 4L/22R had issues arise a mere three years later when …

Politicians unite across party divide as Heathrow pushes regional growth

Politicians unite across party divide as Heathrow pushes regional growth Aviation Minister and Shadow Transport Secretary celebrate Heathrow as a ‘jobs booster’ for the North East. Best of the North East businesses on show at Heathrow’s first Business Summit North East. Key plank of Heathrow’s plan to create and support jobs outside London and the …

STRABAG JV helps with €122m expansion of Dubrovnik Airport

STRABAG JV helps with €122m expansion of Dubrovnik Airport The European-based construction group STRABAG is helping to modernise and expand Dubrovnik Airport in Croatia. The € 122 million contract will be carried out by a joint venture in which STRABAG holds a 53.92 % share. The modernisation and expansion of the airport runways and of …

Britain bids to build bigger Heathrow

Britain bids to build bigger Heathrow Over 120 sites from across Britain have applied to help build an expanded Heathrow, an overwhelming show of support for the nation’s most critical infrastructure project. In April, Heathrow invited communities across Britain to showcase how their area could help build expansion by hosting one of four UK logistics …

McConnell Dowell awarded runway paving contract in American Samoa

McConnell Dowell awarded runway paving contract in American Samoa The Department of Port Administration in American Samoa has awarded McConnell Dowell a contract to resurface the runway at Pago Pago International Airport. The runway overlay is the latest project to be delivered by McConnell Dowell’s locally-based team, which has operated on the island since 1989. …

Doka enables rapid construction of Istanbul Airport

Doka enables rapid construction of Istanbul Airport After only two and half years of construction, parts of Istanbul’s new airport will open next year. For rapid progress on this build, the contractor is relying on the formwork solution from Doka. A total of 30,000 load-bearing tower frames will be used. 35 km north of Istanbul, …

Rwanda lays foundation stone of Bugesera International Airport

Rwanda lays foundation stone of Bugesera International Airport On the 9th of August, Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame laid the foundation stone of the country’s newest transportation hub, the Bugesera International Airport. “I am pleased to join you today to break ground for this important national project. We are as determined as you are to see …

Ghana targets 5 million passengers yearly with AfDB funded international airport expansion

Ghana targets 5 million passengers yearly with AfDB funded international airport expansion The construction of a new terminal at Ghana’s flagship airport, Kotoka International Airport, is expected to make the country a destination of choice with a yearly target of 5 million passengers. The project, funded by the African Development Bank (AfDB) with a $120-million …

Emerging Africa Investment Fund backs expansion at two Madagascar airports

Emerging Africa Investment Fund backs expansion at two Madagascar airports Two airports in Madagascar are to have their runways, passenger terminal facilities and allied infrastructure upgraded and expanded in a EUR 215 million project being supported by the Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund (EAIF / the Fund). The Fund is providing senior debt of EUR 25 …

Heathrow’s mam-moth discovery

Heathrow’s mam-moth discovery Heathrow’s biodiversity engineers are in a flutter after uncovering what is the 3,000th species known to be living in the 170 hectares of biodiversity lands the airport manages. Why and how Cydalima Perspectalis, more commonly known as the Box Tree Moth, came to reside at the airport is still to be discovered. …

Quieter Homes Scheme opened to Heathrow neighbours

Quieter Homes Scheme opened to Heathrow neighbours Heathrow launches bespoke noise insulation free of charge to local homeowners More than 700 residents have been invited to join the programme following a successful pilot scheme. Residents living close to the airport will be able to upgrade their home’s noise insulation, to create a quieter space, following …

Heathrow Airport agrees to boost rail services

Heathrow Airport agrees to boost rail services Heathrow agrees new plan with TfL and DfT to boost rail services to the airport Elizabeth line services to serve Terminal 5 From 2019 at least 22 trains per hour connecting Central London and Heathrow – up from 18 today Thousands of rail passengers to benefit from the …

Heathrow Airport helps SMEs take off into a World of Opportunity

Heathrow Airport helps SMEs take off into a World of Opportunity Airport partners with Department for International Trade’s (DIT) ‘Exporting is GREAT’ Campaign to award 20 SMEs with grants to fund trade missions, trade shows and foreign market research ‘World of Opportunity Programme’ is open and accepting applications now until 14 July 2017 Recognising the …

Heathrow ranks airlines’ emissions and night noise performance

Heathrow ranks airlines’ emissions and night noise performance For the first time, airlines’ emissions performance, as well as their noise performance, is now tracked publicly in a quarterly league table Unscheduled night flights operating between 11:30 pm and 4:30 am are taken into account in noise rankings Initial data shows BA short haul, Aer Lingus …

Snøhetta designs bar and interior concept for the expansion of Oslo Airport, Norway

Snøhetta designs bar and interior concept for the expansion of Oslo Airport, Norway Snøhetta has designed a unique bar and interior concept for the expansion of Oslo Airport. Located centrally in the new domestic terminal, the playful design of Norgesglasset draws inspiration from its namesake, the Norgesglasset jar, a classic product long used for pickling …

Australia’s new A$75 Billion budget outlines their huge investment in road and rail infrastructure

Australia’s new A$75 Billion budget outlines their huge investment in road and rail infrastructure Please note: The currency reflected in this article is the Australian Dollar, which is trading at today’s date at Aus $1 = US$0.74. The 2017 to 2018 Budget announced in Australia delivers a transformational next step in the Coalition Government’s record investment …

Heathrow to use £16 billion expansion to revolutionise UK construction industry

Heathrow to use £16 billion expansion to revolutionise UK construction industry In a first for a major infrastructure project, Heathrow invites communities across Britain to showcase why their area should host one of four new off-site logistics hubs. New logistics hubs key to Heathrow’s plans to build as much off-site as possible, making the project …

Queenstown Airport gets a groovy new runway

Queenstown Airport gets a groovy new runway A $750,000 project to apply grooves to Queenstown Airport’s runway has been completed three weeks ahead of schedule. The project was the final stage of an airfield upgrade completed by the airport last year in conjunction with Airways NZ.  The $19.5 million upgrade, which involved widening the runway, resurfacing …

New Zealand’s Queenstown Airport clears environmental hurdles to its expansion

New Zealand’s Queenstown Airport clears environmental hurdles to its expansion Queenstown Airport Corporation has welcomed the Environment Court’s final decision on the designation of land next to the airport in Frankton.  The designation is to enable expansion of the airport alongside and to the south of the main runway. Chief Executive Colin Keel said the …

Balfour Beatty calls for expansion with a bold post-Brexit Aviation Policy

Balfour Beatty calls for expansion with a bold post-Brexit Aviation Policy Following the vote to leave the EU in June 2016, the UK’s place in the world is changing. International connectivity will be more important than ever if the UK is to capitalise on those changes. To remain a competitive, global trading nation post-Brexit, Balfour …

Adelaide Airport rolls out Australasia’s first fully automated airport management system

Adelaide Airport rolls out Australasia’s first fully automated airport management system An agreement with Amadeus marks the continued expansion of Adelaide Airport’s. Adelaide’s vision is to achieve operational excellence and achieve high passenger satisfaction with this step-change in airport technology. With more than 8 million passengers annually, a forecast of more than 18 million passengers by 2034, …

Iowa State engineers test heated pavement technology at Des Moines International Airport

Iowa State engineers test heated pavement technology at Des Moines International Airport Iowa State University’s Halil Ceylan picked up his smartphone, opened up an app and called up the remote controls for the first full-scale test slabs of electrically conductive concrete installed at an American airport. When a winter storm approaches, Ceylan can use that …

Heathrow shareholders signal confidence in Britain with plans for £650 million investment in nation’s hub 

Heathrow shareholders signal confidence in Britain with plans for £650 million investment in nation’s hub Heathrow shareholders are planning an additional £650m annual investment at the UK’s global gateway The support for Heathrow underscores investor confidence in Britain as an investment destination New funds set to be spent on further improvements to passenger experience and …

Fraport announces Greece’s Development Plan for the New Era at Greek Regional Airports

Fraport announces Greece’s Development Plan for the New Era at Greek Regional Airports As part of its mandate for taking over management and operations at the 14 airports, Fraport Greece has prepared a comprehensive plan for the modernization and development of the airports. The company’s plan includes immediate projects and development works for upgrading the …

European Investment Bank lends EURO 280 million to upgrade 14 regional Greek airports

European Investment Bank lends EUR) 280 million to upgrade 14 regional Greek airports The European Investment Bank (EIB) has signed two loan agreements worth EURO 280 million in total with Fraport Greece to help finance upgrades to 14 regional Greek airports. The transaction benefits from the support of the EU budget guarantee under the European …

Parsons wins Project Management for Sharjah International Airport expansion in the United Arab Emirates

Parsons wins Project Management for Sharjah International Airport expansion in the United Arab Emirates Parsons announced that it was recently awarded the project management services contract for the Sharjah International Airport expansion in the United Arab Emirates. The client is Sharjah Airport Authority. Parsons’ project/construction management role will include oversight of the planning, design, construction, …

Arup JV for reconstruction and extension of Lhasa Gonggar International Airport in Tibet

Arup JV for reconstruction and extension of Lhasa Gonggar International Airport in Tibet The Bureau of Civil Aviation Administration of China in the Tibet Autonomous Region has appointed a joint venture of UK and Chinese consulting engineers – Arup and Beijing Zhonghang Zhucheng to provide professional services for the reconstruction and extension of the Lhasa …

The Endless Runway, a practical solution for airport expansion

The Endless Runway, a practical solution for airport expansion The Endless Runway is a radical idea for a concept of a runway that effects the improves operations and construction of the whole airport. The Netherlands Aerospace Centre (NLR) has been exploring these issues for decades, with a focus on the long term and led a …

Heathrow Airport launches UK supply chain tour to boost British SME business

Heathrow Airport launches UK supply chain tour to boost British SME business Heathrow launches new tour to boost SMEs in the supply chain of the UK’s hub airport and to help it deliver its expansion plans. The Business Summits will give SMEs insider access to Heathrow’s major suppliers to help them win new contracts at …

The European Investment Bank loans €175m for Schiphol Airport extension

The European Investment Bank loans €175m for Schiphol Airport expansion The European Investment Bank (EIB) and N.V. Schiphol Airport have signed a loan agreement of Euro 175 million, the first instalment of a total financing of Euro 350 million. Schiphol will use the funding to finance part of the planned expansion of Amsterdam’s airport. Between 2017 and 2024 …

San Francisco Airport outlines 4 month plan to rehabilitate runway 28L

San Francisco Airport outlines 4 month plan to rehabilitate runway 28L Repaving of runway will involve nine weekend closures from March to June 2017 The San Francisco International Airport (SFO) today announced plans to repave Runway 28L, one of two runways used primarily for arriving flights. The project will also install new long-lasting LED centreline lights …

Australia awards contract for underpass under Brisbane Airport Runway

Australia awards contract to build 4-lane underpass under Brisbane Airport Runway Construction of a 4-lane underpass beneath the new runway project at Brisbane Airport in Australia, valued at AU$120 million, has been awarded to Australian contractor McConnell Dowell. The project to build the reinforced concrete underpass forms a significant structural element of the new runway …

COWI to design another 23,300 m² expansion at Oslo Airport

COWI to design another 23,300 m² expansion at Oslo Airport The expansion will make room for the world’s largest passenger aircraft, the 276-tonne Airbus A380. The non-Schengen area at Gardermoen is to be expanded with a new building, and COWI will be principal contractor for the engineering aspects. This takes COWI into its sixth year …

Leading International Consulting Group COWI rebrands its UK subsidiaries

Leading International Consulting Group COWI rebrands its UK subsidiaries COWI the Denmark based engineering firm announced that former COWI subsidiaries, Flint & Neill and Donaldson Associates have rebranded as COWI in line with current strategy Effective 1st January 2017, COWI owned companies Flint & Neill and Donaldson Associates became COWI UK Limited. The move brings together COWI …

COWI – Donaldson Associates win Hong Kong Airport contracts

COWI – Donaldson Associates win Hong Kong Airport contracts Danish based engineering firm COWI and its new UK-based acquisition Donaldson Associates have won a series of contracts on the project to create a three-runway system at Hong Kong International Airport. “The early results of the collaboration between Donaldson tunnel staff in Hong Kong and COWI …

Mexico awards US$4.2 billion airport terminal project for Mexico City

Mexico awards US$4.2 billion airport terminal project for Mexico City A Mexican-Spanish consortium led by FCC majority shareholder Carlos Slim’s Grupo Carso has landed a US$4.2 billion contract to build the terminal for Mexico City’s new airport. The consortium also includes another Spanish company – Acciona, along with local Mexican companies ICA, GIA, Prodemex, Grupo …

New terminal for Julius Nyerere International Airport in Tanzania

New terminal for Julius Nyerere International Airport in Tanzania Prof Makame Mbarawa – the Tanzania Minister for Works, Transport and Communications recently stated that the construction of the new 60,000 square metre terminal at Julius Nyerere International Airport (JNIA) was well on course with currently about 65% of the works complete. The construction work is expected to …

Galliford Try resurfaces England’s East Midlands Airport Runway

In November 2016 Galliford Try, one of Britain’s leading housebuilding and construction companies completed a £14.8 million contract to refurbish the entire runway at East Midlands Airport. 48-hour Weekend Closures Typically, this type of work would be carried out during overnight closures of the runway over the course of six or so months. Since East …

Heathrow on-track as Government outlines policy for third runway

Heathrow expansion on-track for delivery as Government publishes draft National Policy Statement Government begins 16-week public consultation ahead of a vote in Parliament this coming winter Record political support for Heathrow expansion with 74% of MPs backing a third runway in the latest poll Heathrow’s expansion programme has passed its first delivery milestone and is …

Agence Française de Développement funds Mombasa Airport works in Kenya

Kenya Transport Sector Support Project – Rehabilitation of Airside Pavements and Airfield Ground Lighting System at Moi International Airport, Mombasa, Kenya The Kenya Airports Authority (KAA) through the Government of Kenya has received funds from Agence Française de Développement (the French Development Agency) and the International Development Association (IDA) towards the cost of the Kenya Transport Sector …

Kleemann and Benninghoven bring improved efficiency in asphalt recycling

Technologies from Kleemann and Benninghoven optimize recycling process. At present, 12 million tonnes of RAP (Reclaimed Asphalt Pavement) are produced and used in Germany alone every single year — out of a total 40 million tonnes of paved material. It is a huge figure that highlights just how great the potential of recycling technologies is. …

New radio-wave technology assesses asphalt integrity

New Radio Wave Technology Assesses Asphalt Integrity Real time information on asphalt density and uniformity is a boon to construction quality efforts Properly compacted asphalt is a major factor in the lifespan of roads, since inadequately compacted asphalt deteriorates at a more rapid rate than properly compacted material.  With the billions spent on road construction …

Istanbul Airport sees largest compaction project in history with 130 Bomag Rollers

130 Bomag Rollers synchronised in the largest compaction project in history Bomag is the largest manufacturer or Rollers in the world and their expertise was bought into action in 2014 for the construction of Istanbul New Airport, close to the Black Sea coast, which was the world’s largest airport construction site. Extending over some 8,000 …

Kenya plans US$99m International Airport in Embu County

Kenyan Area-Governor Martin Wambora has announced plans to construct a major international airport in Embu County, which is in the Eastern part of the country at a cost of US$99 Million. Governor Wambora stated that Embu County is in talks with the National Government as well as other partners to ensure the airport project is …

The Benefits of Cold Milling / Planing

The video by Benjamin Beytekin, shows Wirtgen W 250 Cold Milling machines at work in Germany on the B 14 – Abfräsen, Waiblingen-Nord. Pavement Milling Also called cold planning or asphalt milling and profiling, involves removing part of the existing paved asphalt surface with sufficient thickness to create a smooth pavement or full-depth removal of the …

Frankfurt Airport relies on Wirtgen Milling Machines to Recycle its Runway

Fraport AG, operator of Frankfurt Airport, renews the surface course on the runways about every seven years, including the centre runway, the most-frequently used section. Reason enough to assign key positions on this project to Wirtgen Group machines. The various tasks – in this case milling and paving the surface course – would normally be …

Heathrow reveals team that will design the airport’s sustainable expansion

Seven companies have been contracted by Heathrow to design plans for the airport’s sustainable expansion. They will help deliver one of the most leading-edge airport operations in the world. The group – Amec Foster Wheeler, Arup, Atkins, Grimshaw, Mott MacDonald, Jacobs and Quod – will now be known as the Integrated Design Team (IDT). The …

An overview of the Bitumen Market in India

India has the world’s second largest road network after the United States of America, with a road infrastructure of over 47,000 km. The Indian bitumen market that is currently around 5 million tonnes is expected to grow in the future due to the Governments proposed construction projects to upgrade the road network. Bitumen is used …

Contractor chosen for RAAF Amberley expansion in Australia

RAAF Amberley, Australia’s biggest airbase is expanding The Australian Department of Defence have chosen CPB Contractors, a CIMIC Group company to deliver the C‐17A Maintenance Facility, Aircraft Apron and Associated Infrastructure Project at the RAAF Base Amberley, which is located 40km south‐west of Brisbane in Queensland, Australia. CIMIC Group is a subsidiary of Hochtief the …

Hard Hat colour scheme introduced by Highways England

Hard Hat colour scheme introduced by Highways England As from 1st January 2017, a new Hard Hat colour scheme will be enforced on Contractors working on national road projects in the United Kingdom. Black safety helmets – for site supervisors. Orange safety helmets – for slingers/signallers. White safety helmets – for general use, managers, clients and …

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 …

Runway Rehabilitation Works

Runway Rehabilitation Works Here’s a brilliant video showing the stages and techniques of runway rehabilitation, including earthworks, paving, striping, testing and all the ancillary works that go alongside a major project such as this.