Daa picks Bechtel as delivery partner for Dublin’s capital investment scheme

The company is set to assist the southern Irish hub with the delivery of the programme over the next five years  

Daa has selected global engineering and construction management company, Bechtel as the new integrated delivery partner for Dublin Airport’s capital investment programme.  

The firm is set to provide the southern Irish hub with additional capacity and capability over the next five years whilst the capital programme evolves.  

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Employees from Bechtel are set to be integrated into the existing team at Dublin. 

“This is a new approach in the Irish market for a major programme of works, and it will bring significant benefits for Dublin Airport,” said Vincent Harrison, Dublin Airport managing director.  

“It will deliver a true partnership of people, processes, systems, and best practice and will ensure that we have world-class resources as needed to support our existing highly experienced and skilled in-house teams.” 

Managing more than 40 airport projects over the past decade, the construction firm has carried out expansions programmes at Gatwick and London City, as well as Muscat International in Oman. It is also the new delivery partner for a new airport in Western Sydney.  

Daa has begun procurement processes for a series of long-term projects, allowing the company to have building initiatives ready for when passenger numbers begin to recover.  

Developments with the capital scheme were either transferred over from Dublin Airport’s last investment programme or currently active in the existing plan. Works are expected to be carried out until the end of the decade.  

Projects deemed as essential – including the hub’s new north runway and its baggage screening system upgrade – have continued to progress.