The global programme management and construction consultancy Turner & Townsend has been appointed to provide masterplanning, procurement strategy and risk management services for the development of the new three-runway system (3RS) at Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA).
Having more than doubled the volumes of passengers, cargo and aircraft movements since opening in 1998, HKIA is fast reaching its maximum runway capacity. The 3RS will include the formation of 650 hectares of land north of the existing airport island, the construction of a new third runway and related airfield infrastructure, and expansion of the existing Terminal 2. The construction programme is approximately eight years.
Nick Townsend, managing director of North East Asia, Turner & Townsend, commented,”Having worked closely with the Airport Authority since 2011, we were able to adopt an integrated approach to this scheme by packaging together risk management, programming and procurement strategies, and mobilising our team of experts quickly. ”
“As a globally connected, independent consultancy, we look forward to harnessing both our extensive global aviation expertise with our significant local insight to drive exceptional outcomes for the programme. We are delighted to be playing our part in ensuring Hong Kong’s status as an international and regional aviation hub.”
Tommy Leung, general manager, projects, airport authority Hong Kong said, “Turner & Townsend has built an impressive track record in the aviation sector, having supported many of the world’s largest and most complex airport programmes. The consultancy’s highly professional approach made them a key and strategic consultant for the planning of this project.”