Arup JV for reconstruction and extension of Lhasa Gonggar International Airport in Tibet
The Bureau of Civil Aviation Administration of China in the Tibet Autonomous Region has appointed a joint venture of UK and Chinese consulting engineers – Arup and Beijing Zhonghang Zhucheng to provide professional services for the reconstruction and extension of the Lhasa Gonggar International Airport in Tibet.
The joint venture, who had previously won the feasibility study and preliminary design competition in 2016, will provide structural, mechanical engineering, and public health engineering services for the new 88,000 m2 Terminal 3, and design consultancy services for the airport’s ancillary buildings.
The Lhasa Gonggar Airport, which first became operational in 1965, is on the southern bank of Yarlung Tsangpo River and considered as one of the highest-altitude airports in the world with an elevation of 3,570m.
Construction is expected to start later this year and be completed by the end of 2020 when the airport will be able to handle 5.5 million passengers a year.