Jacobs to deliver program management services for Delhi Noida International Airport

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Jacobs has been selected by Yamuna International Airport Private Limited (YIAPL), a subsidiary of Zurich Airport International AG, as program management consultant for the upcoming Delhi Noida International Airport (DNIA) project in India.

Jacobs’ program management services will include strategic planning, risk management, digital solutions, design and interface management, procurement and contract management, construction management, testing and commissioning.

The first phase of the greenfield development, due to be complete in 2024, includes the construction of a new terminal complex, runway, taxiways and aircraft parking, air traffic control tower, cargo facilities and ancillary buildings spanning over 1,335ha on the outskirts of Greater Noida in Jewar.

Once complete, DNIA will be the second airport in the Delhi National Capital Region and will accommodate up to 12 million passengers per year. An expected second phase of development will include construction of additional terminal and airfield infrastructure, including a second runway to increase capacity to 30 million passengers per year.

“Delhi is already one of the largest metropolitan cities in the world and it’s growing quickly,” said Jacobs’ president and chief operating officer Bob Pragada. “The new airport will deliver much-needed aviation capacity for the city, helping to boost tourism, create jobs and support economic development in the region. The airport is also expected to improve connectivity to major regional cities in Uttar Pradesh – which is home to some of India’s most popular tourist attractions including the Taj Mahal – by providing a new international gateway to the regional cities of Lucknow and Agra. We’re excited to be bringing our global aviation and program management expertise, local knowledge and experience delivering other aviation projects in India to this major greenfield development.”

“We are pleased to onboard Jacobs as the program management consultant for the construction of the Delhi Noida International Airport,” said YIAPL chief executive officer Christoph Schnellmann. “We are confident that with their expertise, Jacobs will partner with us in realizing our vision of an efficient, sustainable and fully digital airport at the heart of the country. India’s newest greenfield airport will deliver quick, efficient processes and excellent value for passengers, airlines and partners. DNIA will be the first net zero emissions airport in its class, setting a new standard for sustainable aviation.”

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