CPB Contractors selected as preferred proponent for Auckland International Airport work

WCN Editorial Team 23 May 2019 OCEANIA TRANSPORT INFRASTRUCTURE

CPB Contractors, a CIMIC Group company, has been selected as preferred proponent to provide Auckland Airport’s international taxiway and remote stands project.

Considered to be a critical component in the facility’s major capital works programme, the contract is expected to generate nearly NZD200m (£102.7m), which will be confirmed during the contract’s execution.

As per CPB Contractors, the work will include the construction of an additional taxiway, extending the existing taxiway and six remote stands with in-ground jet fuel reticulation, to expand existing aeronautical infrastructure at the country’s largest and busiest airport.

CIMIC Group CEO Michael Wright said: “CIMIC Group and CPB Contractors are focused on delivering essential infrastructure for New Zealand communities and it is our privilege to be playing an integral role in the transformation of Auckland Airport.”

Works will include more than one million m³ of earthworks and basecourse, 168,0000m² of concrete pavement, constructing 3.2km of stormwater drainage, runoff and treatment lagoon, along with a 2.2km in-ground jet fuel network.

CPB Contractors managing director Juan Santamaria said: “We look forward to building a close ongoing relationship with Auckland Airport and to delivering this important infrastructure project   efficiently and to the highest safety standards.”

The construction is scheduled to begin in the middle of this year and is expected to be completed by late 2021.

Last month, the company secured from Ōtākaro, a £113.5m Christchurch Metro Sports Facility, a large aquatic and indoor recreation and community venue in the country.

The three-building facility will be used for local and international events and the construction will include 10-lane competition pool with 1,000 spectators, swim leisure area, nine indoor netball and basketball courts and a show court with retractable seating for 2,500 spectators.

Construction of the contract is scheduled for begin this month and is expected for completion in late 2021.

Besides the sports facility contract, the company also secured a $119m (£94.1m) Northern Road upgrade stage 6 contract.

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Image: Bird’s eye view of Auckland International Airport’s. Photo: Courtesy of Ingolfson/Wikipedia.org.

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