Skyway JV bags $306m Brisbane airport runway contract

WCN Editorial Team 4 Jul 2017 OCEANIA TRANSPORT INFRASTRUCTURE

Skyway, an equal stake joint venture (JV) of BMD Constructions and CIMIC Group’s CPB Contractors, has clinched an AUD400m ($306.4m) Airfield Works contract for Brisbane Airport in Australia.

The airfield works contract is the final contract for the construction of Brisbane Airport’s New Parallel Runway project, which includes delivery of a 3.3km main runway and 12km taxiway system.

Awarded by Brisbane Airport Corporation, the contract also involves airfield infrastructure such as navigational aids, airfield lighting, multiple utilities, signage, operations roads, airfield drainage and landscaping, security fencing and control systems.

Construction is expected to commence in the coming weeks, while the runway is scheduled to be fully operational in 2020.

CIMIC Group CEO Adolfo Valderas said: “CIMIC Group and CPB Contractors are pleased to be involved in the expansion of Brisbane Airport and to contribute our major project experience to support one of Australia’s fastest growing passenger and freight transport hubs.

“Through our continued focus on bidding discipline and project delivery, we have a strong track record in delivering new and upgraded commercial and defence aviation infrastructure, and sustainably increasing the capacity of domestic and global air travel networks.”

CPB Contractors managing director Roman Garrido said: “We are committed to working with Brisbane Airport and all major stakeholders to ensure that the project’s planned operational, social and economic benefits are achieved through innovative and cost-effective solutions.”

Brisbane Airport believes that the new parallel runway will facilitate the growth oflandings and departures from 227,000 flights each year to 360,000 by 2035, and up to half-a-million flights by 2045.

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