FCC secures contract to design and construct the new "North Runway" at Dublin Airport
FCC Construccion (FCC) has won the contract for the design and construction of the new “North Runway” at Dublin Airport (Ireland).
Currently, Dublin Airport has two operational runways: the main runway 10R / 28L and the cross runway 16/34 which only comes into operation in certain weather conditions and to reduce congestion on the main runway.
The new "North Runway", is 3.110 meters long and will be located to the north of and parallel to the existing main runway 10R / 28L. The main objective of the project is to meet forecasted demand at Dublin Airport.
FCC in Ireland
FCC Construccion already has a strong presence in Ireland through the following major infrastructure projects, which have been fundamental to the development of the island of Ireland; expansion of the M-50 urban highway from two to four lanes in each direction, which forms a C-ring around Dublin with major junctions facilitating access to the city, and in particular, to Dublin Airport and Dublin Port; The Enniskillen hospital, which has an energy demand management center, and is one of the most modern and advanced hospitals in Europe in terms of energy efficiency.
Currently FCC is undertaking the contract for the design and construction of two buildings within the new Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT) Grangegorman campus in Dublin. Once completed, they will provide university services to 10,000 students and staff at the Grangegorman Higher Study Center. In addition, within the Dublin Airport campus, FCC Industrial is redeveloping the aircraft fuel supply facilities and hydrant system at the airport. With this infrastructure, FCC Industrial is improving operational efficiency at Dublin Airport.
FCC´s Airport Experience
FCC Construccion already has a wide portfolio in the design and construction of complex airport infrastructure, such as the T-1 Passenger Terminal at El Prat Airport in Barcelona, the third runway and the new T4 terminal at the Madrid Barajas International Airport, the terminal building and the parking facilities at the Palma de Mallorca airport, the Control Tower at the El Dorado airport in Colombia, the upgrade of the runways at Riga airport in Latvia. Currently, FCC is part of the international consortium for the design and construction of the new Mexico City International Airport, which is the second largest airport in the world under construction and will increase the size of the current airport six-fold, catering for 125 million passengers per year. Recently, FCC Construccion has been awarded the contract for the design and construction of the expansion project of the new "Jorge Chavez" international airport in Lima (Peru).