Ireland West Airport to attract 1m passengers with upgraded runway

posted on 30th September 2019 by William Hayes
Ireland West Airport to attract 1m passengers with upgraded runway

Ireland West Airport has officially opened a new €11 million refurbished runway, designed and project managed by Atkins, a member of the SNC-Lavalin Group.

The 2,400m runway handles all flights at Ireland West Airport making it central to the airport’s vision of attracting one million passengers per year.

 “Today’s ceremony marks the successful completion of a truly ambitious project.

“All of the work was done on time and on budget and I really want to acknowledge the work of the main contractors Lagan Aviation and Clare Civil Engineering, and also project partners Atkins.” Leo Varadkar.

Designed by Atkins, a member of the SNC-Lavalin Group. Atkins provided specialist design and technical services, supporting main contractors Lagan Aviation and Clare Civil Engineering.

“The new runway will help Ireland West Airport continue to grow as a key gateway to the West of Ireland and beyond.

“It’s successful delivery – on time and to budget – is testament to a truly collaborative project team that worked seamlessly throughout.” Justin Norman, managing director of Atkins Ireland.

The four-month refurbishment took place overnight during non-operational hours enabling the airport to function normally during the day.

Atkins led the full design and procurement process for the runway upgrade and aeronautical ground lighting following their appointment by Ireland West Airport as specialist consultants in 2017. Atkins also developed the early contractor involvement strategy and acted as project manager for the construction, commissioning and handover of the construction works.