Amsterdam Airport Schiphol has awarded a joint venture between Turner & Townsend and IGG a contract for controlling all costs of construction work for a new terminal and pier, and associated projects, both land and airside.
The new terminal, scheduled for completion in 2023, will be constructed to the south of Schiphol Plaza, directly next to the air traffic control tower, and will be connected to the existing terminal. It is anticipated it will serve 14 million passengers per year, bringing the total number that use the airport hub to more than 70 million.
The new flexible pier will be located near Cargo Station 1 and is expected to be ready for use in late 2019. The pier will accommodate multiple wide and narrow-body aircraft. Major modifications will need to be carried out on the surrounding road network and existing parking facilities will be relocated.
Astrid Boumans-Bakker, associate director for Turner & Townsend, said, “We’re delighted to be working alongside IGG on such an important airport expansion program that meets the long-term capacity growth for Schiphol. We have vast experience in delivering cost management in the aviation sector and our expertise will help identify any risks and keep each individual project within budget.”
Gerard Geurtjens, A Area project director for Schiphol, added, “IGG/Turner & Townsend was the strongest bidder and we’re reassured by the consultancy’s reputation working on some of the world’s largest aviation projects.
“Amsterdam Airport Schiphol needs additional space to accommodate and facilitate the growth in both the number of passengers and air transport movements. With the development of a new pier and terminal, Schiphol is investing in the capacity and quality of Mainport Schiphol, as well as strengthening the airport’s international competitive position. At the same time, Schiphol is working hard to improve accessibility to the airport through investments in the public transport hub, Schiphol Plaza and the Jan Dellaertplein.”