Dublin Airport joint venture unveiled

daa has selected Sisk/Lagan Joint Venture (JV) to undertake its €325m Dublin Airport Airside and Landside civil engineering framework.

This fully integrated JV between engineering firms John Sisk & Son and Lagan Aviation & Infrastructure will utilise Sisk’s position as the leading building and civil engineering contractor in Ireland and Lagan’s position as a leader in worldwide aviation and airport infrastructure development, according to the airport operator.

The Airside and Landside Lot 1 framework is part of daa’s Capital Investment Programme 2020+ for Dublin Airport (CIP 2020+) which is designed to deliver continued growth over the medium term in line with Irish government policy.

This framework consists of a number of civil engineering and infrastructure projects to upgrade the pavement, drainage and electrical systems at Dublin Airport’s boarding gate piers, aircraft stands, terminals, aprons, taxiways and the general airfield campus.

Ultan McCloskey, director of infrastructure at daa, said: “Dublin Airport plays a vital role in connecting Ireland with the world and daa has an ongoing requirement to invest in our infrastructure to achieve that mission. We are looking forward to working in partnership with leaders in building and civil engineering that have the people, processes and best practice to support our existing in-house teams. Working with Sisk/Lagan Joint Venture to undertake our Airside and Landside civil engineering works will ensure we collectively deliver the capital investment programme required right across Dublin Airport.”

Essential projects such as Dublin Airport’s new North Runway and the upgrade to the airport’s hold baggage screening systems have been progressing and there will also be a requirement for significant ongoing works across the airport campus.

In 2019, Dublin Airport welcomed a record 32.9 million passengers and had flights to more than 190 destinations in 42 countries operated by almost 50 airlines. Rebuilding Ireland’s connectivity will play a vital role in helping the Irish economy to recover from the economic shock of the pandemic, daa said.