Atkins wins third Hong Kong airport expansion contract

1 November 2013

Atkins has won a contract as lead consultant responsible for the scheme design of Hong Kong International Airport’s airfield and apron extension works.

The contract was awarded by the Hong Kong Airport Authority and is the third contract that the firm has won in relation to the airport including the scheme design for the third runway development reclamation and other infrastructure works contracts at the airport.

The extension works form part of the airport’s overall development plan to meet future demand. It includes the design of taxi lanes and apron pavement, airfield and apron drainage systems, aviation fuel system, combined potable water and fire hydrant system, automatic people mover system expansion, apron services and communications systems infrastructure and associated ancillary buildings. The works also include airside road traffic modelling.

Additionally, following the latest capacity study for the airport, 10 additional passenger aircraft parking stands are required to serve the new midfield concourse building, which is currently under construction.

Atkins’ project director, Damian Creally, said: "Over the last few years, the Hong Kong International Airport has grown in capacity, currently handling some 56 million passengers a year and is the world’s busiest airport by cargo traffic. Key to its future success is the expansion programme, which we are delighted to be involved with."

The scheme design works are expected to be completed in mid 2014, with an option to extend the services for detailed design and construction supervision.

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