Construction firm Ertech Holdings has been awarded a A$16.6m (US$12.8m) contract to complete the first phase of the forecourt redevelopment project at Perth Airport in Australia.
The project is part of a wider A$42m (US$32m) redevelopment program for the forecourt area at Terminal 1 (T1), and will involve the construction of a new 88ft entrance plaza and paved forecourt area. The project will also see the construction of a new bus station and improved pedestrian access, pick-up/drop-off areas and seating. Other features will include full wi-fi coverage, additional lighting, public art and landscaping. The project is scheduled for completion in May 2016.
Brad Geatches, CEO, Perth Airport, said, “Ertech is an established Western Australian company that brings a wealth of civil engineering and construction experience to this project. We are pleased to welcome them to Perth Airport and are confident that they will be able to deliver a high quality product.”
Jim Giumelli, Ertech executive chairman, said, “Ertech is pleased to be selected to undertake this important and exciting project for Perth Airport. The contract supports the transformation of the international gateway into Western Australia and we are proud to be involved in another world class project.”
Over the past six years Perth Airport has spent approximately A$1bn (US$770m) on 92 different projects to improve its facilities. Further major development works are planned for the airport following the approval of its 20-year Master Plan, which includes a third runway, a rail link project and the construction of a new international pier.