LAP selects design and build team for expanding Lima's Jorge Chavez International Airport

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Press Release by Lima Airport Partners

Lima Airport Partners (LAP) - the operator of Lima's Jorge Chavez International Airport (LIM) - has selected FCC Construction, Salini Impregilo, and AECOM as the winning team to implement the major expansion project at Peru's aviation hub. This selection follows the signing of the 7th Addendum to the LAP Concession Agreement entered into with the Peruvian State (Ministry of Transport and Communications - MTC), and the subsequent exhaustive process of prequalification and request for proposals, that required some nine months, and brought together renowned international companies in airport construction from around the world.

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The winning team is formed by two leading companies in the infrastructures sector worldwide, FCC Construction and Salini Impregilo, and they count on AECOM as the principal design lead. FCC Construction has participated in big and international complexity airport works like the Passengers Terminal T-1 from the Prat Airport in Barcelona; the third landing strip and the new passenger terminal T4 of the Madrid-Barajas Airport; the new passenger terminal of the Riga Airport (Latvia), and the Control Tower of El Dorado Airport in Colombia. On the other hand, Salini Impregilo operates in 50 countries and has participated in ambitious international projects like the expansion of the Bergamo Airport in Italy, the construction of the new Sarir Airport in Lybia and the construction of the Santa Elena Airport in Guatemala.

The design leader, AECOM, has more than 25 years of experience in design projects and operates in more than 150 countries around the world. AECOM is a global provider of technical services to airport owners, investors and aviation clients, leading and supporting programs for airports of all sizes and types. From the construction management of Abu Dhabi's new Mid-field Terminal; to new Pier Design at Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam; and services of architecture and design, engineering, IT and cybersecurity, and program and construction management services at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).

With the design and build team now selected, LAP will evaluate starting early works focusing on environmental remediation, topographic and geotechnical services, etc. The aim is to implement infrastructure which, in the coming years, will benefit millions of users and will contribute to the country's development, complying with the main objectives assumed by the airport's operator: construction of the second runway and the new passenger terminal, following the terms and conditions established in the LAP Concession Agreement.

Meanwhile, LAP has continued to implement transition projects at the existing airport facilities to optimize operations and service quality for the benefit of passengers and users. The chief executive officer of LAP, Juan José Salmón, stated: "Lima Airport Partners has always been strongly committed to Chavez's expansion, which we regard as a vital project for the country. Since the signing of the 7th Addendum, we have already been working diligently on the first stage that every major infrastructure project requires. This includes field studies, concept engineering, environmental impact studies, and the financing process. Simultaneously, we are focused on maintaining the high level of quality service at Lima Airport."

Since the start of the LAP Concession in 2001, Lima Airport Partners has invested more than US$ 400 million in the airport's infrastructure. This includes an extra US$ 70 million that LAP had to invest in existing facilities as a result of delays in the delivery of the lands required for the expansion program. Currently LAP is completing refurbishment and expansion projects at various important zones in the existing passenger terminal building, such as the national departures hall (1300 m2) featuring 18 additional check-in counters (500 m2), and a new baggage claim area (2,000 m2) with 2 baggage claim belts.