Monday, 29 January 2007

DAA to host information session on €2bn Airport Development Plan

The Dublin Airport Authority (DAA) is to brief construction firms on its €2bn capital development plan for Dublin Airport.

The event - which is open to all interested firms - takes place on February 14th 2007 at the Carlton Dublin Airport Hotel and is aimed at giving companies, interested in bidding for work, an overview of the DAA's capital plans for the next three years and the types of contracts that will go out to tender during that period. About €1.2bn of the €2bn capital programme will be delivered over the next three years.

The event will also explain the innovative multi-package contract system that is being used for the €600m-plus T2 project at Dublin Airport. The project - which includes a 75,000sq m terminal building, a 24,000sq m pier building, apron works and a wide range of other campus upgrades - is being broken up into 16 separate packages, each of which is being tendered separately.

Mark Foley, the Director of Capital Programmes with the DAA, said that while this type of multi-package approach is rarely used in the Irish market, it is becoming common in large aviation construction contracts overseas and has been used successfully at Heathrow's T5 project.

"By dividing the job into specific contracts - tailored to key disciplines within the T2 programme - our intention is to get the right company with the right skills for each of the 16 individual jobs" - Foley said. "We and our partners are focused on delivering T2 within a tight timeframe and this process also allows us to move at the required speed to have the project completed on target by the autumn of 2009."

Each of the T2 contracts - as well as all other major contracts that collectively comprise the DAA's Airport Development Programme - are being advertised under the OJEU tender process.

The information event begins at 10am on February 14th and will include presentations on the T2 project, the Dublin Airport Masterplan and the other developments that are scheduled to be delivered over the next three years. Senior DAA executives will also be on hand to answer questions on the capital development programme.

Interested parties can confirm their attendance by contacting -
Karin Morkovska at the DAA
Tel: +353 (0)1 814 5423

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