Groupe ADP awarded feasibility contract for greenfield airport in Saigon

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ADP Ingénierie, the engineering and consultancy arm of Groupe ADP, has been awarded a contract in Vietnam to conduct a feasibility study for a new greenfield airport at Ho Chi Minh City, commonly known as Saigon.

Long Thanh International Airport will be the city’s second airport and will handle 25 million passengers annually following the first stage of construction. The contract was awarded as part of an international public tender by Airports Corporation of Vietnam (AVC).

The feasibility study will include the construction of a runway, a new passenger terminal, a control tower and all support facilities. The process will last 14 months to allow final inspections and approvals by the Vietnamese national assembly. Commissioning has been scheduled for 2025 to help combat the 20% increase in annual passenger numbers.

Gratien Maire, CEO of ADP Ingénierie, said, “This appointment is largely due to the close relationship between our teams and the Vietnamese authorities. We would like to congratulate, and honor their renewed trust in our airport expertise after our successful delivery of Tan Son Nhat. The Long Tanh project will greatly contribute to our development in Asia.”

In November 2017, ADP Ingénierie was contracted to undertake a capacity optimization assessment for the existing airport of Ho Chi Minh City, Tan Son Nhat International Airport. The resulting development scheme proposed by Groupe ADP was approved by the Vietnamese Prime Minister, Nguyen Xuan Phuc, in March 2018.

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