New terminal with capacity for 13 million passengers per year
Tripling passenger traffic
Following Kuwait’s government request, Ineco designed an investment plan for the expansion and modernisation of Kuwait’s international airport.
In recent years, Kuwait has undergone rapid economic growth, a fact illustrated by the spectacular increase in air traffic at its international airport (KIA).
The Kuwait International Airport has doubled its passenger traffic over the last 8 years, handling an increase from less than 5 million to 9 million passengers between 2004 and 2012, and with 12 million forecast by 2020.
As a result of this growth, the Kuwaiti Government has set up an investment plan for expanding and modernising the airport, which includes building a new passenger terminal, a third runway and expansion and refurbishment of the two existing runways, a second control tower, taxiways, various platforms and a new administrative building for the aeronautical authority, in addition to a programme of projects for air navigation and communications facilities.
With considerable experience in developing airport expansion plans, Ineco has undertaken the project management of the airport expansion programme, bringing to the project its know-how and experience in managing major airport expansion plans and providing continuous support in any technical works arising during the course of its project management services.
Project management services are essential in large scale infrastructure projects. The sheer numbers of third parties involved in any expansion programme require exhaustive control, coordination and monitoring of all the agents and their input.
Ineco’s duties include, among others, ensuring compliance with time frames, costs and specifications for implementing the main projects, as well as managing communications between the various agents involved, and processing the significant volume of documentation generated during the project.
Coordinating interfaces between projects is also one of the pillars of the services provided by Ineco. It has set up a triple control system for this purpose (deadlines, costs and documentation) using advanced computer applications specially adapted for Kuwait Airport, in addition to a web platform which summarises basic data on the work in progress and budget controls.
A project with these characteristics needs to be managed by experts, able to coordinate all the different bodies and businesses involved in the works. A company with extensive experience in major airport expansion plans is needed, and Ineco fulfils this role, having worked in recent years on important airport development projects in Spain, such as the Plan Barajas (Madrid), the Plan Malaga, the Plan Levante or the Plan Barcelona, among others.