The consortium formed by Spanish companies Ferrovial Construction and Acciona, and Peruvian construction company JJC, has won the bid to build the control tower at Lima’s Jorge Chávez International Airport, in addition to six ancillary buildings.
The consortium’s bid was selected by Peruvian airport operator Lima Airport Partners (LAP).
The contract is part of the airport expansion plan and comprises a control tower, a services building and a transformer building, which will also house the airport’s beacon system, as well as a fire-fighting building and a fauna control unit, which will house birds of prey and other fauna that stray into the airport, as well as the drinking water mains and sewer network.
The 65-meter tower, to be built of reinforced concrete and steel pillars, is due to come into operation in 2022. The project provides for the construction of 3,100m2 of floor space, including the new tower and ancillary buildings to house the operational facilities.
The contract covers all the civil and electromechanical engineering for the tower and its ancillary facilities, but does not include specialized communications, navigation and air traffic control systems, Ferrovial said.
The project strengthens Ferrovial’s focus on Peru, with the company having already gained extensive experience in airport infrastructure works, including the construction of the control towers at Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas Airport, El Prat Airport in Barcelona and Chopin Airport in Warsaw, Poland, among others.