Saturday 1 October 2016

DAA to name successful bidder for new €320m Dublin Airport runway next spring

Published 08/08/2016 | 14:06

Dublin Airport
Dublin Airport

The DAA expects to name the successful bidder for the core work of its €320m Dublin Airport runway project next spring, after launching a former tender process today.

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The DAA has this morning initiated the first stage of the tender process, seeking interest from companies or consortia interested in constructing the new 3.1km runway. The DAA then expects to narrow those expressions of interest to at least four applicants that will be invited to the second stage of the tender process.

The DAA announced earlier this year that it intended to proceed with the construction of a new runway, as passenger numbers at Dublin Airport continue to soar. The airport handled 25 million passengers last year and is on track to cater for more than 27 million this year.

The work currently being tendered for includes the construction of the new runway itself, as well as associated taxiways, exits, aircraft aprons and stands, the demolition of an old, unused runway, and reconstructing the existing cross-runway.

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