Mexico awards US$4.2 billion airport terminal project for Mexico City
A Mexican-Spanish consortium led by FCC majority shareholder Carlos Slim’s Grupo Carso has landed a US$4.2 billion contract to build the terminal for Mexico City’s new airport.
The consortium also includes another Spanish company – Acciona, along with local Mexican companies ICA, GIA, Prodemex, Grupo Hermes and La Peninsular.
The airport will be located on an 11,400-acre site about six miles from Mexico City’s existing Benito Juarez International Airport and will have three runways and a capacity of 52 million passengers per year when open in 2020.
The design team comprises Foster and Partners, FR-EE (Fernando Romero Enterprise) and Netherlands Airport Consultants (NACO).
NACO with Royal Haskoning DHV and Mexican engineering consultancies Grupo TADCO and Grupo SACMAG are designing the runways, airfield and support buildings.
With planned future expansions, the airport will ultimately have six runways and the capacity to handled 120 million passengers per annum.