Beijing Zhonghang Zhucheng Airport Construction Consulting Co., Ltd (Zhonghang Zhucheng) has appointed Arup Group Limited to provide engineering services for the reconstruction and extension of Lhasa Gonggar International Airport (LXA) in Tibet.
Terminal 3 is a major part of the overall reconstruction and extension, with a usable area of 88,000 sq m. With the current extension plan, the airport is expected to handle an annual capacity of 5.5M passengers by 2020.
Arup will provide full-stage structural, mechanical, electrical and public health engineering consulting services (SMEP) for the new terminal, and scheme design stage consulting for all ancillary buildings at the airport.
The UK-based firm, in joint venture with Zhonghang Zhucheng, won the feasibility study and preliminary design competition in 2016 to extend the airport in response to the rapidly expanding airport transportation needs.
Construction is scheduled to start later this year, and is expected to be completed at the end of 2020.
The 4E level airport on the southern bank of Yarlung Tsangpo River is considered to be one of the highest altitude airports in the world.