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Egis to assist in upgrade of Riyadh’s King Khalid International Airport


Egis and local subsidiary, Projacs, has signed a contract to deliver project management consultancy services for airside projects at Riyadh’s King Khalid International Airport (KKIA).

KKIA is managed and operated by Riyadh Airports, which is currently working on upgrading the airside infrastructure at Saudi Arabia’s capital city airport, adding new services and facilities that it says are designed to “ensure that customers continue to enjoy pleasant, safe, and efficient services”.

In addition to acting as project management consultants for the design review, construction management and supervision of new airside infrastructure, Egis/Projacs will review and approve the technical deliverables of all contractors relating to infrastructure, airfield ground lighting (AGL), NAVAIDS and improvements to the baggage handling systems in Terminals 3 and 4.

Most of the airside infrastructure will be redeveloped, including the two runways, taxiways, cargo aprons and isolated parking positions. The entire AGL equipment and systems will be replaced by a LED lighting system with a dedicated IT control system.

Cédric Barbier, executive director of aviation for Egis, notes: “We have been working at Riyadh Airport for more than six years now, including on equipment and systems operations and maintenance contracts.

“For this particularly large and complex project we will mobilise a multi-skilled team of around 90 employees whose work will focus on delivering a sustainable development that complies with all the relevant international and national regulations, codes and standards.

“Sustainability, safety and innovation will constitute the governing principles of how this project is managed. A full programme management system will be deployed accordingly.

“These construction supervision and management services will help KKIA meet future air traffic needs safely and effectively.”

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