DAA awards North Runway contract to Roadbridge FCC joint venture
13 November 2018
FCC Construcción Europe Director Santiago Farré Dot, daa Chief Executive Dalton Philips, and Roadbridge Managing Director Conor Gilligan at Dublin Airport for the North Runway contract signing.
The contract is for the design and construction of the new 3.1km North Runway at Dublin airport. Mobilisation and preparatory site works will begin immediately, and groundworks will start in January. Construction of the new runway is due to be completed in early 2021 and commissioning will then take place.
The contract includes building 306,000sq m of new runway and taxiways, and 6km of new internal airport roads, as well as installing new drainage and pollution controls, 7.5km of electrical cable, and more than 2,000 new runway and taxiway lights.
The new runway will be located about 1.6km north of Dublin Airport’s current main runway and will be entirely built on land owned by the airport.
Developing a new runway at Dublin airport is a key part of the government’s National Aviation Policy, as it will allow the airport to develop its hub business and enable airlines to offer connectivity to more destinations.
Dublin airport’s existing runway system is effectively full at peak times and North Runway is also needed to reduce delays and congestion and to allow for future growth at Ireland’s key international gateway – www.roadbridge.ie.http://www.engineersjournal.ie/2018/11/13/roadbridge-are-absolutely-thrilled-to-be-able-to-announce-that-the-roadbridge-fcc-joint-venture-has-been-awarded-the-contract-to-build-the-north-runway-at-dublin-airport-on-behalf-of-daa/http://www.engineersjournal.ie/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/roadbridge-dublin-airport.pnghttp://www.engineersjournal.ie/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/roadbridge-dublin-airport-300x300.pngSponsoredDublin Airport Authority