London, England - May 7, 2003
On April 25, 2003, Curaçao Airport Partners, a consortium led by Alterra Partners—an affiliate of Bechtel Enterprises—signed a 30-year concession agreement to develop and operate Curaçao International Airport in the Netherlands Antilles. The Consortium also includes Trabajos Industriales y Mecánicos, C.A. and Janssen de Jong.Under the concession agreement Alterra Partners will take responsibility for operating and developing the airport and will transfer its technical and operational experience and know-how to the Curaçao airport team. Transition activities started on 1 May.
Alterra Partners Signs 30-Year Concession Agreement to Operate Curacao International
As part of the concession, the Consortium will design and construct a new passenger terminal with a capacity of 1.6 million passengers per year in accordance with IATA Level of service standards “C”. These works are to be completed within three years of financial close at an estimated cost of US$ 35 million.
The engineering, procurement and construction works will be performed by affiliates of Bechtel.
Editor’s Note: Alterra Partners is an affiliate of Bechtel Enterprises and Singapore Changi Airport Enterprise. In addition to Curaçao International Airport, Alterra Partners currently holds ownership and management interests in London Luton Airport (UK), Jorge Chavez International Airport (Peru), and Juan Santamaria International Airport (Costa Rica). Trim-Invest Corporation is a private company directly owned and controlled by the shareholders of Trabajos Industriales y Mecánicos, C.A. and KBT. The company has twenty-six years’ experience in civil, mechanical and electrical engineering in Venezuela and the Caribbean. Janssen de Jong Caribbean Airport Constructors N.V. is a corporation 100% owned by Janssen de Jong Groep N.V. The group has fifty years’ experience in the implementation of infrastructure and civil construction projects in the Netherlands and the Caribbean, including airports in Curaçao, St Maarten, Bonaire, and Saba.