A joint venture led by engineering firm Fluor Corporation has been selected by Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) as the preferred bidder to design-build, finance, operate and maintain the new automated people mover at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) in California.
Hans Dekker, president of Fluor’s infrastructure business, said, “We are excited to join with LAWA on its first public-private partnership, providing a best-value technical and financial solution to extend LAX’s world-class facilities, reduce congestion and provide time-certain travel options.
“The selection of the Fluor team further solidifies Fluor’s industry-leading ability to successfully manage complex public-private partnership (P3) projects. The project will benefit from Fluor’s megaproject and transit expertise, including the Eagle Commuter Rail P3 project in Denver and Maryland’s Purple Line Light Rail Transit P3, and the recently awarded design-build Green Line project in Boston.”
The project includes a total of six stations that will connect a new consolidated rental car facility, intermodal transportation facilities, expanded airport parking and Metro transit to the airline terminals. The aim of the project is to provide reliable, time-certain access to the airline terminals for passengers and employees.
Fluor will participate in every phase of the 30-year project. Fluor is an equity member of the LAX Integrated Express Solutions (LINXS) development team, along with partners Balfour Beatty, Hochtief, ACS and Bombardier.
Fluor will also lead the design-build joint-venture team, which includes LINXS Constructors, along with partners Balfour Beatty, Flatiron and Dragados. Design and construction is scheduled to begin later this year, with passenger service scheduled for 2023.
Following the construction, LINXS Operators, comprising Fluor, Bombardier, Hochtief and ACS, will provide approximately 25 years of operations and maintenance services.