AMEC, the international project management and services company, has been appointed by BAA to manage the £28 million refurbishment of the main runway at Stansted Airport.
Working only at night when the airport’s operational requirements are at a minimum, AMEC will deliver a fully refurbished runway in nine months, employing a 200-strong workforce to lay 35,000 tonnes of asphalt and 14,400 tonnes of concrete. One thousand runway lights will be replaced over the course of the project.
AMEC has a long-term framework agreement with BAA. It is currently project managing the final fit out of Heathrow Terminal 5 and has previously completed five runway refurbishments for BAA. Work at Stansted starts immediately and is due to continue to the end of November 2006.
BAA’s head of airside operations, Dave Powell said, “Refurbishing the runway at a busy, international airport, such as Stansted, presents a number of complex challenges, so we and AMEC have worked together to develop a programme of works specifically organised to minimise any disruption to normal airport operations.”
John Moss, Managing Director of AMEC’s design and project services business said, “The strength of our relationship with BAA ensures that we understand how vital this project is in maintaining the high safety and operational standards demanded at Stansted. It is our intention to complete the project as safely and quickly as possible to keep to a minimum any impact on BAA’s business and the local community.”