Tutor Perini/Parsons, a joint venture between Tutor Perini and Parsons Transportation Group, has secured a $1.41bn fixed-price contract from the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey for the $2.7bn, one million ft2 Newark Airport Terminal One design-build project.
The project is part of a redevelopment and modernisation programme of Newark Liberty International Airport and the largest transportation infrastructure design-build contract in New Jersey state history.
The Port Authority said that replacement of outdated Terminal A will improve passenger experience and travel efficiency from roadway access through check-in and gate arrival.
The new, 33-gate common use domestic terminal will be an open, modern terminal with the flexibility in design to grow and change with the increasing demands and the evolving requirements of air travel.
As part of the Terminal One Redevelopment programme, a more efficient roadway network will be provided and parking will be created for about 3,000 vehicles.
Work is expected to begin in April 2018. The terminal is scheduled for a partial opening in 2021 and full operation in 2022.
The phased-in approach has been designed to minimise customer inconvenience and to implement new technology, superior dining, retail and amenities.
Preliminary design work of the new terminal is 30% complete, and construction is already underway on three roadway bridges that will reduce congestion and help connect the central terminal area roadway network to the new terminal.
The redevelopment programme is expected to generate more than $4.6bn in regional economic activity, create 23,120 jobs and provide more than $1.9bn in wages.
The Port Authority has also awarded operations, maintenance and concession (OMC) advisory services contract to Munich Airport International (MAI), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Flughafen Munchen (FMG), which operates Munich Airport.
Under the contract, MAI will provide design and terminal operations advisory services to the Port Authority during the design stages for the new terminal.
The Port Authority board has also authorised agency officials to enter into new lease agreements with the airlines expected to operate in the new terminal.