SNC-Lavalin Airports the new manager for Mayotte-Dzaoudzi Airport

Posted: 6 April 2011 | SNC-Lavalin Group Inc. | No comments yet

SNC-Lavalin is pleased to announce that the French government has awarded it a public service operating concession contract for the airport in Mayotte…

SNC-Lavalin is pleased to announce that the French government has awarded it a Délégation de Service Public (public service operating concession contract) for the airport in Mayotte, a French island located in the Indian Ocean, in addition to the contract to build the airport’s new terminal building and upgrade the airport infrastructure.

The operating concession consists primarily of management and maintenance of the airport in addition to commercial development based on regular service to and from mainland France (Paris) and inter island service in this region of the Indian Ocean. The recently signed operating concession contract is for a 15 year period.

The new air terminal building will be built according to the most recent environmental standards (ISO 14001 certification) and have first class landscaping. The entire building, designed to provide optimum service for passengers, will include a restaurant area and a large commercial area. The current 1,250 m² air terminal building will be converted into administrative offices. Delivery of the new airport is scheduled for the beginning of 2013, and the work is estimated at about 45 million euros.

Jean Claude Pingat, Executive Vice President of SNC-Lavalin Group Inc. and President of SNC Lavalin in Europe, expressed his enthusiasm for this new concession: “We can offer our client the benefit of our comprehensive airport sector expertise in the development of this port of entry to France’s 101st département.” Youssef Sabeh, President of SNC-Lavalin Airports, pointed out that, “The new airport will provide the local community, users and businesses with an indispensable economic development tool for this new French département in the Indian Ocean.”

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