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Atkins wins contract for Irish airports

by Sion Geschwindt
Atkins wins contract for Irish airports

Dublin Airport Authority (DAA) has appointed Atkins, a member of the SNC-Lavalin Group, to lead a framework for buildings at Dublin and Cork airports.

The appointment will see Atkins work along with DAA’s in-house design team on a major programme of work over the next five years.

Atkins will deliver a range of services as part of the plan to upgrade terminals and ancillary buildings at both airports. This will include improving retail areas, airline lounges and check-in zones, as well as cargo facilities across the Dublin Airport site, both landside and airside.

Services being provided by include Atkins: strategic infrastructure planning; airport planning and capacity modelling; multi-discipline design; technology/ICT/aviation security; and information management.

Atkins’ appointment to the five-year framework (extendable by four years) builds on a relationship with DAA spanning 15 years, during which it has delivered projects at both airport campuses.

DAA director of infrastructure Ultan McCloskey said: “The coming years will see DAA invest significantly in our piers and terminals at both Dublin and Cork airports to create a more seamless journey for passengers, enhance security and facilitate capacity growth.

“Atkins’ strong global aviation experience of implementing innovative technological solutions at airports around the world, will complement DAA’s in-house technical capabilities, enabling us to meet the infrastructure challenges that lie ahead.”

Brian McKavanagh, framework director at Atkins, said: “This is a really important appointment for Atkins and we very much look forward to building a fully collaborative relationship with DAA. Our focus is to work with DAA to push sustainability and net-zero carbon emissions to the fore whilst benefitting from Atkins global aviation expertise.”

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