Centralny Port Komunikacyjny (CPK) named Dar Al-Handasah Consultants the winner of the Master Civil Engineer (MCE) following a competitive tender. The contract has been signed on October 26, 2022, under which Dar Al-Handasah will be responsible for the development of multi-discipline design plans and specifications for the technical infrastructure of the CPK Airport. This includes runways and taxi ways, aprons, utilities, and service lines, as well as civil structures. The company will also be tasked with securing the essential construction permits on behalf of CPK, on-site services, under the right of option, and consulting at every stage of the project.
“The Master Civil Engineer is one of the ‘Big Four’ developers for the airport project. The satisfaction is even greater that the winning bidder is such a well-known, renowned, experienced, and globally recognised company as Dar, with a track record of projects in Europe, the USA, the Middle East, Africa, and India,” Mikołaj Wild, the CEO of CPK company said.
Dar Al-Handasah will bring advanced know-how in sustainable planning and net zero design capabilities to this project. Dar will also share with CPK its experience and expertise in the application of highly durable and safe airport facilities and technologies which meet both the current and future demands as well as the expectations of the market.
“Dar is privileged to have been selected as the Master Civil Engineer on a project as ambitious and visionary as the CPK Airport, and we look forward to working with CPK and the 3 other designers to support deliver its strategic vision, through a highly sustainable, future-fit transport hub that meets the aspirations of its communities, both now and for years to come,” Danny Aoun, regional director of operations at Dar, said.
As part of the airport component, the CPK company has announced four key tenders for the design works and design-related services including the Master Architect (MA), in which the offer of Foster + Partners and Buro Happold has been selected, the Master Civil Engineer (MCE), the Airport System Infrastructure Designer (ASID), and the Support Infrastructure Engineer (SIE).
The first preparatory construction work on the CPK Airport is planned to begin in 2023.