Skyway JV wins $400m Airfield Works contract for Brisbane Airport's new runway

Monica Gameng   |   July 2, 2017

The $400 million Airfield Works contract for Brisbane Airport’s new runway has been awarded to Skyway, a joint venture between BMD Constructions and CPB Contractors.

“Given the long history of this project which had its earliest planning stages in the 1970s, it is a significant milestone to announce today the successful contractor for the largest, final and most expensive package of works to bring Brisbane’s new runway to life.

“The Skyway joint venture partners have a long and storied history with Brisbane Airport, and such strong local pedigree, is particularly pleasing,” Brisbane Airport Corporation CEO and Managing Director Julieanne Alroe said.

This contract is the final contract for the construction of Brisbane Airport’s New Parallel Runway project, which includes the delivery of a 3.3-kilometre main runway as well as a 12-kilometre taxiway system. Works will also involve airfield infrastructure such as navigational aids, airfield lighting, multiple utilities, signage, operations roads, airfield drainage and landscaping, security fencing and control systems.

“BMD Constructions and CPB Contractors, as the Skyway JV, have brought together a team of expertise and agility to ensure an efficient and cost-effective works program.

“We are committed to ensuring that the project’s planned operational, social and economic benefits are achieved through innovative and sustainable solutions – and that we deliver a quality asset of long-term value for Brisbane Airport and the people of Queensland,” CIMIC Group Chief Executive Officer Adolfo Valderas said.

Construction is set to commence in the coming weeks, with the runway expected to be fully operational by 2020.

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Source: Brisbane Airport and CIMIC Group

Monica Gameng
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