Noida, India (Urban Transport News): Yamuna International Airport Private Limited (YIAPL), a fully-owned subsidiary of Zurich Airport International has finally appointed Tata Projects Ltd to construct Phase 1 of Noida International Airport at Jewar in Uttar Pradesh.
The decision was come after securing the position of the lowest bidder by Tata Projects Limited (TPL) by beating the two major construction firms Larsen & Toubro Limited (L&T) and Shapoorji Pallonji Engineering & Construction (SP E&C).
“We are pleased to partner with Tata Projects for engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) work at Noida International Airport. With the award of this EPC contract, our project enters the next phase, which will witness a rapid increase in the pace of construction activities on site. Together with Tata Projects, we’re working to deliver a passenger terminal, runway, and other airport infrastructure with a capacity of 1.2 crore passengers annually, by 2024,” said Christoph Schnellmann, Cheif Executive Officer, YIAPL.
“We are proud to be entrusted the EPC works for the greenfield Noida International Airport at Jewar. Tata Projects will work closely with YIAPL to deliver India’s most advanced and environment-friendly airport on time. We shall deploy the latest technologies in its construction while meeting the highest standards of quality, safety, and sustainability,” commented Vinayak Pai, CEO & MD-designate, Tata Projects.
Tender notice (RFQ) for the construction of Phase 1 of Noida International Airport was issued in April 2021 through two EPC contracts: Package-1 related to the terminal building’s construction and Package-2 for airside, landside and associated works.
Technical bids were opened in March 2022 when YIAPL informed that the company has received bids from three Indian construction firms.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone for this project on 25th November 2021. The concessionaire, Swiss company Zurich International AG, has scheduled to make the airport operational by September 2024.
Now Tata Projects will construct the terminal, runway, airside infrastructure, roads, utilities, landside facilities and other ancillary buildings for Noida International Airport. This airport will be built on the EPC model.
So far, Zurich International has completed the construction of 9km of the 17km-long boundary wall around 1,334 hectares of land on which the project is being developed. The land has also been completely levelled to start the construction work after awarding the civil tender.
Phase 1 of Noida International Airport envisions a 90,000 Sqm Terminal 1 building, 4150m x 45m Code ‘E’ runway (Runway 10/28) fully supported by CAT III approach lighting and visual aids, parallel end to end taxiway, Air Traffic Control (ATC) building, cargo facility and commercial developments.
According to the plan, there will be 10 entries for domestic passengers, two for international passengers, 10 migration desks and 48 checkpoints. The authority will build a 2.8MLD (million litres a day) water treatment plant and a 6.28MLD sewage treatment plant for drinking water purposes and treating the sewage.
PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) will provide General Consultancy service to YIAPL in the development of the project.