Friday, May 29, 2009

Hochtief to expand Wrocław airport

Wrocław airport has selected Hochtief construction company as a general contractor for the new airport terminal.

Consortia of Budimex Dromex with Ferrovial Agroman and Mostostal Warszawa with Acciona Infraestructuras were other bidders, but proposed more expensive offers. However, all of them were lower than the budget dedicated for the project that amounted to 430 million zł. Dariusz Kuś, head of Wrocław airport, admitted that all three offers were of equal high quality, so the cheapest one was chosen.

The new terminal will be completed by March 2011 and will cost 296,730,450zł. It will be covered with 73-month developer's warranty. The terminal will feature 40,000 sqm, what will allow Wrocław airport to increase its capacity from 1.2 million to 3.2 million passengers annually. The entire project also includes development of access roads and a parking lot for 1,000 cars. The development should bring about 7,000 of new jobs. After some preparatory work, the actual construction will be launched on the turn of June and July.

Wrocław Airport (Port Lotniczy Wrocław) is a company owned by the city of Wrocław (47.82%), local government of the Lower Silesia region (Urząd Marszałkowski Województwa Dolnośląskiego - 27.16%), and the Polish Airports State Enterprise (25.02%).

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