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Atkins wins major Hong Kong airport contract

Atkins, the design, engineering and project management consultancy, has won a major, strategic consultancy service contract at Hong Kong International Airport, one of the world’s busiest airports.

The contract which is for airfield facilities design of the planned three-runway system (3RS) at the airport will allow it to handle 102 million passengers, 8.9 million tonnes of cargo and 607,000 aircraft movements per year by 2030, according to the Hong Kong International Airport Master Plan 2030.

Prof Dr Uwe Krueger, Atkins’ chief executive officer, said: “This significant contract win further strengthens our 20 year relationship with the Airport Authority Hong Kong and will allow us to assist our client in further developing the world class passenger facilities at the airport. We’re committed to continuing to support HKIA in improving its competitiveness for the benefit of passengers and the region’s economic development.”

John Blackwood, Atkins’ transport director for Asia Pacific, said: “We have a proven track record of providing innovative value engineering solutions to the Airport Authority. Our understanding of how the existing airport operates will also be critical to the successful delivery of this challenging project as we seek to integrate the new facilities with those currently in operation.”

Atkins’ scope of services includes the detailed design of a new third runway and associated taxiways, taxi lanes and aircraft parking aprons complete with associated airfield and apron systems, utility services and modification of the existing north runway.

This contract also includes the associated construction stage design services.Several other contracts to facilitate HKIA’s mid- and long-term expansion are being undertaken by Atkins including the detailed design for the second phase of the Midfield Development and the detailed design of 650 hectares of reclaimed land in preparation for the construction of the 3RS.

Source:  www.atkinsglobal.com