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Acciona JV wins $4.2b Mexican airport contract

by Andrea Waitrovich

A consortium including Acciona has won a bid from to build the terminal at Mexico City’s new NAICM international airport. The consortium consists of Acciona Infrastructure; the Mexican companies Grupo Carso, GIA, Prodemex, La Peninsular and ICA; and the Spanish company FCC.

Grupo Aeroportuario de la Ciudad de Mexico selected the Acciona consortium, which submitted the best technical and financial proposal of the three tendered bids for a total of 84.828 billion pesos ($4.15 billion).

The terminal will comprise approximately 69,026 square feet spanning over four levels and is expected to serve some 68 million passengers. The building will be based on an X-shaped design created by architects Norman Foster and Fernando Romero. The project also includes construction of 95 contact positions for aircraft with the terminal building and 68 remote boarding gates, departure and arrivals lounges, a baggage reclaim area and service hubs.

The construction of the terminal is the largest contract in the Mexican government’s plan to construct the new international airport for Mexico City, one of the largest infrastructure projects currently under way in Latin America, with an initial-phase investment of 180 billion pesos ($8.8 billion).

 

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