$354 million Dublin Airport contract awarded

Dublin Airport Dublin Airport in Ireland. (Photo: DAA)

Engineering companies John Sisk & Son and Lagan Aviation & Infrastructure have been awarded a €325 million (US$354 million) contract for works to Dublin Airport in Ireland. 

Acting as joint venture, the companies have been chosen by Dublin Airport Authority (DAA) to carry out the demolition and construction works for Lot 1 of the Dublin Airport Airside and Landside civil engineering framework. 

Paul Brown, CEO, John Sisk & Son said: “Sisk/Lagan JV is delighted to be selected by the DAA to complete the Airside and Landside Lot 1 Framework at Dublin Airport. Sisk has a proud history of delivering first-class civil engineering projects in Ireland.

“We look forward to beginning our new working relationship with DAA, Lagan and local communities to create a positive legacy at Dublin Airport.”

The contract for the Airside and Landside Lot 1 Framework comprises a number of civil engineering and infrastructure projects, including building demolition, wrecking and earthmoving tasks, as well as site preparation and clearance works.

According to DAA, which owns and operates both Dublin Airport and Cork Airport, the framework aims to deliver upgrades to the “pavement, drainage and electrical systems at Dublin Airport’s boarding gate piers, aircraft stands, terminals, aprons, taxiways and the general airfield campus”.

Ultan McCloskey, Director of Infrastructure at DAA said: “Dublin Airport plays a vital role in connecting Ireland with the world and DAA has an ongoing requirement to invest in our infrastructure to achieve that mission.”

Prior to the pandemic around 32.9 million passengers passed through Dublin Airport, which operated flights to more than 190 destinations in 42 countries.

The award of the contract and the subsequent upgrade works are regarded as playing “a vital role in helping the Irish economy to recover from the economic shock of the pandemic”, according to DAA. 

Ultan said: “Working with Sisk/Lagan Joint Venture to undertake our Airside and Landside civil engineering works, will ensure we collectively deliver the capital investment programme required right across Dublin Airport.”

Both Ireland-based Sisk and Northern Ireland-based Lagan have extensive experience in the aviation and infrastructure sectors. 

While previous projects undertaken by Sisk include the Limerick Tunnel and Dunkettle Interchange Upgrade, Lagan counts works at Ireland West Airport and London City Airport among its portfolio.

Steve Turner, MD, Lagan Aviation & Infrastructure, said: “Sisk Lagan JV look forward to working along with DAA and the stakeholders to deliver the Airside and Landside Lot 1 Framework.

“Lagan has a long track record of delivering infrastructure projects in airports and we look forward to working with Sisk on this framework.”

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