Milan, September 5, 2018 - Salini Impregilo has won a tender for a major project to expand the Jorge Chavez International Airport in Lima, Peru, the latest recognition of its expertise in building large, complex civil infrastructure in collaboration with both public and private sectors.
Lima Airport Partners (LAP), which is controlled by German airport operator Fraport, has selected Salini Impregilo and partners FCC and AECOM for the design and construction that will go towards the expansion of one of the largest airports in South America. The project includes the construction of a second runway and a passenger terminal. The airport will eventually cover nine million square metres - rather than the current two million – and be able to serve 30 million passengers a year.
Salini Impregilo has had a presence in Peru since the 1960s. It has done more than 25 infrastructure projects including roads and the Mantaro hydroelectric dam. It is currently working on the construction of Line 2 and part of Line 4 of Lima’s new metro for a combined 35 kilometres of underground track with 35 stations. In Latin America, the last major project completed by Salini Impregilo was the new Panama Canal. Since its opened in 2016, it has had an enormous influence on maritime trade by facilitating the passage of the latest generation of cargo ships, whose size prevented them from passing through the first canal.
In the sector of airports, Salini Impregilo has done some of the most challenging in the world, such as the international airport in Ushuaia, Argentina, the most southern in the world.
The Group is also present in the sector in the Middle East. Through its U.S. subsidiary, Lane Construction, it is working on the preparations for the expansion of the Al Maktoum International Airport in Dubai. Once completed, the airport will be able to serve 220 million passengers a year and forecast to be the biggest in the world in terms of size and passenger flow by 2050.