Tata Projects has secured engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contract of Noida International Airport (NIA) from Yamuna International Airport Private Limited (YIAPL) in India.
The company has been selected from three shortlisted teams that included L&T and Shapoorji Pallonji.
Tata Projects will be responsible for building the terminal, runway, airside infrastructure, roads, utilities, landside facilities and other additional buildings at Noida International Airport.
NIA will combine Indian culture and hospitality with Swiss technology.
Tata Projects has experience in building infrastructure and some of its work includes the New Parliament Building, Mumbai Trans-Harbour Link, Metro Rail Lines across various cities including Mumbai, Delhi, Lucknow, Pune, Ahmedabad, and Chennai.
The passenger terminal will feature parameters to ensure short and effective passenger flows, digital services, and minimal environmental impact.
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NIA is expected to become the first digital airport in India, enabling contactless travel and personalised services for families, the elderly and business travellers.
Yamuna International Airport Private Limited chief executive officer Christoph Schnellmann said: “We are pleased to partner with Tata Projects for engineering, procurement, and construction work at Noida International Airport.
“With the award of this EPC contract, our project enters the next phase, which will witness a rapid increase in the pace of construction activities on site. Together with Tata Projects, we’re working to deliver a passenger terminal, runway, and other airport infrastructure with a capacity of 12 million passengers annually, by 2024.
“We are aiming to enable, promote and strengthen all-inclusive sustainable development of aviation ecosystem in India. Noida International Airport will bolster employment generation and economic growth in the state as well as the country.”
Tata Projects CEO and managing director Vinayak Pai said: “We are proud to be entrusted the EPC works for the greenfield Noida International Airport at Jewar. Tata Projects will work closely with YIAPL to deliver India’s most advanced and environment friendly airport on time. We shall deploy the latest technologies in its construction, while meeting the highest standards of quality, safety, and sustainability.”
The airport will be designed and developed to have green infrastructures such as IGBC certified buildings, rainwater harvesting, zero liquid discharge sewage treatment plant, waste management facility.
These features will enable NIA to become India’s first net-zero emissions airport.
Image: Noida International Airport is expected to become India’s first net-zero emissions airport. Credit: David Mark from Pixabay.