Turner Celebrates Aviation Achievements in India

January 13, 2020

Turner Construction Company continues to celebrate major project achievements and wins in the aviation sector in India, where the team is managing work at the first and third busiest airports in the country— Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi and Kempegowda International Airport in Bengaluru.

Turner achieved a significant milestone in December at Kempegowda International Airport with the impressive 4,000 meters by 60 meters New South Parallel Runway and the cross-field taxiway becoming operational. The first flight that took off from the new runway flew from Bengaluru to Hyderabad. With the completion of the new runway, the Bengaluru airport is the first airport in the country that enables aircrafts to land and take off simultaneously on both runways.

In addition, Delhi International Airport Limited has selected Turner as construction manager for Phase 3A works at Indira Gandhi International Airport. The project is just the first phase of a massive phased expansion that will increase the airport’s capacity— already the country’s busiest— from 60 million passengers to 100 million passengers per annum. Phase 3A will comprise of expanding the existing airport terminal (T1) to 192,985 square meters from the existing 64,140 square meters, and will include an architectural façade on the city-side. In addition, the scope includes a multi-level car park, landscaping works, new pier building on the airside with additional contact stands, a fourth runway that will see 110 aircrafts move every hour, Eastern Cross Taxiway, apron and airfield ground lighting (AGL) works, and significant site works. More than 3,000 personnel including indirect workforce are employed on the project and 3.3 million safe work-hours have been achieved to date.

“Working on an airport brownfield project has its own challenges and innovative solutions,” said Turner’s Project Director, Nikolaos Karagiannidis. “Construction is progressing in phases to ensure that the airport operations continue with minimum interruptions.” Karagiannidis continued, “Turner’s core values and processes are the foundations to the continuous improvement on our proactive approach to provide the best to our client on India’s capital city airport.”

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