Bechtel Awarded Delivery Partner Role at London City Airport

29 June 2017

Contract win builds on UK footprint and global aviation expertise

Bechtel, a global leader in engineering, procurement, and construction, has been awarded a delivery partner contract to manage London City Airport’s development plan. The work includes expanding existing terminal facilities and creating new airfield infrastructure for a further 30,000 permitted flight movements. The new facilities will allow for up to 6.5 million passengers by 2025 whilst maintaining reliable and consistent service for current passengers.  

As part of the five-year contract, Bechtel will work as part of an integrated team with London City Airport officials to deliver the multi-million-pound City Airport Development Programme, which includes plans to expand the existing terminal and build a new three-storey passenger pier, seven new aircraft stands as well as a new aircraft taxi lane.  The upgrade will be delivered with consideration for surrounding businesses and residents, helping to future-proof the airport and to accommodate the next generation of aircraft that are quieter, have a longer range and greater fuel efficiency. 

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  • CGI - Terminal front
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  • Bechtel Team
  • Aerial view with seven new aircraft stands and parallel taxiway
  • Terminal front looking north west
  • East Pier of Terminal
  • New aircraft stands
  • Post-development looking north east

“Delivering London City’s expansion in an operational, urban airport surrounded by water, presents complex challenges that our team can meet,” said Paul Gibbs, Bechtel’s UK Managing Director.  “We will partner with London City to enhance this important gateway with minimum disruption to passengers, airlines and the community.”

Declan Collier, CEO of London City Airport, said: “The appointment of Bechtel signals the next important step towards the start of construction on this significant development. Their expertise and experience will ensure that the programme is delivered responsibly, professionally and skillfully, while the airport remains operational. Meanwhile, our millions of passengers will continue to recognize the speedy and efficient customer experience that differentiates the airport as one of the most convenient in the UK.”

Bechtel is a global leader in aviation infrastructure and has managed more than 40 major airport projects in the past decade including expansion programs at London Gatwick International Airport and McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas. Focused on delivering major infrastructure to connect and power communities, the company is also currently working on designing and building a new terminal at Muscat International Airport in Oman. Bechtel’s Global Infrastructure business is headquartered in London and has over seven decades of experience working in the UK including ongoing work on Crossrail, Europe’s largest construction project. 

About Bechtel

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