A consortium led by Grupo Carso has been awarded a $4.2bn contract by the Mexico City Airport Group to build a new terminal building in the Mexico City Airport.
The consortium includes Spanish companies FCC and Acciona and local Mexican construction companies ICA, GIA, Prodemex, and Hermes Infrastructure group.
The new international airport for Mexico City (NAICM), designed by architects Norman Foster and Fernando Romero, will take the shape of an X, alluding to Mexico.
Under the contract, the team will be responsible for the construction of a building with an area of 743,000 sq m over four floors on a 4,430ha plot of land.
The first floor of the building will include arrivals, baggage reclaim, all services relating to ground handling and the baggage handling system. This floor will also include access to the car park, the flight information area, the short stay car park and the Metro from the Ground Transportation Centre.
The second floor will be used for international arrivals, immigration and the flight transfer area, while the third floor will feature departures in addition to a large central shopping area, departure passageways and an area reserved for pre-clearance.
The fourth floor will include a car park, the check-in area and security control.
According to FCC, the new terminal will have six runways with "triple simultaneous" operation.
The project will create about 160,000 construction jobs, and around 450,000 once in operation.
Work on the project, aiming to achieve LEED Platinum energy certification, is set to be complete in 44 months. Upon completion, the terminal will have the capacity to transport around 125M passengers annually.
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