Ronesans Holding and TAV Insaat cooperates for the expansion of Schiphol Airport

Dunya Executive - - BUSINESS -

Ronesans Holding’s group company Ballast Nedam and TAV Insaat have won a tender to expand Royal Schiphol Group’s Amsterdam Schiphol Airport, a project that will include the construction of an additional terminal building. The joint venture will also take on the construction of both a new pier and a new aircraft stand, a press release said. There will be five gates for narrow-bodied aircraft at the north of the 55,000-square-meter pier as well as three gates at the south for wide-body aircrafts. Eventually, two additional wide-body gates will be added to the south. Biomaterials, insulated glass, recycled plastic and untreated marble stones will be used in the construction of the additional terminal building, which is a sustainable terminal. The building will have 5,000-square meters of solar panels.

Rainwater will be used for cleaning the terminal. The new terminal building will have all the features that a terminal should have such as security control points, border control, stores and food and beverage areas. In addition, the fact that the terminal building is three floors will ensure that passengers subject to different boundary and safety rules are kept separate from each other. As a result, the new terminal building will accomodate passengers traveling from and to Schengen countries, intercontinental travellers, and passengers from countries that are not compliant with relevant European legislation and subject to extra security checks.

Ronesans Holding, the world’s 38th and Europe’s 10th largest international contractor according to the ENR list, bought Ballast Nedam, one of the oldest construction companies in the Netherlands, in 2015. Ballast Nedam CEO, Cenk Duzyol, said that they have been able to raise their turnover in Europe to over one billion euros in a short period of time since the acquisation. “We successfully represent Turkey abroad by leaving our signature on some of the biggest projects in European cities. This is a source of pride for our country as well,” he said.

TAV Insaat General Manager, Umit Kazak, said that the contract value of the projects completed in Turkey and abroad has reached $19.2 billion. “We have our signature on the capital city airports of 7 countries in the Middle East and North Africa,” he noted. “We will work to continue our growth as a preferred brand in EU market as well with this project in the Netherlands following the one we completed in France.”

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