Aecom to lead design of Sardinia airport expansion

Aecom has been awarded a contract to provide engineering and architecture design services for the expansion and regeneration of Olbia Costa Smeralda Airport on the Italian island of Sardinia.

Leading a joint venture with SPEA Engineering, Satta & Partners Archigroup and Engineer Boneddu, Aecom will oversee the project in all its phases from feasibility and design study to on-site supervision.

Aecom’s scope of work includes the passenger terminal, car rental terminal, aircraft apron areas and ground access to the terminal.

The airport’s operator Geasar S.p.A expects the increased capacity and improved passenger experience will see passenger numbers grow to 4.5 million a year by 2030 and 6.2 million a year by 2040.

Aecom teams based in Spain and Italy will be working on the project, acting as lead designer, with responsibility for the architecture, MEP (Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing) design and environmental consultancy in addition to the overall coordination of the project.

Javier Camy, Aecom country manager in Spain, said: "This is a project that will reposition Aecom at the forefront of airport engineering."

Photograph: Ready to board at Olbia Costa Smeralda Airport, 2017 (Benoît Prieur/CC BY-SA 4.0)

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