Aruba Airport awards Gateway 2030 expansion contract
The project will involve a redevelopment and expansion of Aruba’s Queen Beatrix International Airport, one of the busiest airports in the Caribbean.
Aruba Airport Authority (AAA) have announced that the contract management and technical supervision services for the Aruba Airport Gateway 2030 project have been awarded to Arcadis, the Amsterdam-based design and consultancy organisation.
The Queen Beatrix International Airport’s (Aruba Airport) Gateway 2030 project plans to redevelop and expand the airport. It is one of the leading airports in the Caribbean, home to 29 different airlines and welcoming over 2.5 millions passengers yearly. The expansion will allow for the airport to accommodate growing passenger numbers and modernise the space. When completed, the airport will be one of the largest and most efficient within the region.
Joost Meijs, Aruba Airport Authority CEO, said: “It’s very exciting for Aruba Airport to be one step closer to the groundbreaking of the Gateway 2030 project. We are glad that Arcadis is going to support the accountable AAA project and programme team who are responsible for leading this ambitious extension of our airport facilities. Their ample experience in this field will be relied on to successfully complete the airport’s expansion and modernisation project.”
Arcadis will provide contract management and technical supervision for the new pier and passenger gates developments, all demolition works, the expansion and redevelopment of the existing check-in hall, new immigration and security halls, a food and beverage plaza, and a new baggage hall.
Arcadis’ Global Leader for Integrated Airport Solutions, Nick Hutchinson, said: “We are proud to be working under the programme and project management of the AAA on this groundbreaking project. Arcadis has great expertise in the airport sector, working with some of the largest airports in the world. Our multi-national team that will work at Aruba Airport will consist of experts from Latin America, Europe, North America and the Middle East. We are convinced that the Gateway 2030 project will greatly benefit the people and economy of Aruba, as well as the comfort and travel efficiency of visitors.”