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Providenciales International Airport Redevelopment Project

Airport engineering design, project management, contract administration and site supervision services for the Providenciales International Airport Expansion and Redevelopment Project, Turks & Caicos.

 

Client: Turks & Caicos Islands Airports Authority

Our client’s challenge

The need to both rehabilitate and expand existing airside infrastructure was clearly identified. The challenge was to allow construction activities to occur on a single runway airport while it remained open and to minimize the impact on passenger traffic which is critical to the national economy.

Our approach

As part of the airside engineering and design services provided by WSP, various conceptual designs were developed and ultimately resulted in a 1,748 ft. runway extension, reconstruction of an existing apron including a 48,000m2 concrete apron expansion, new connecting taxiway, 7.7km of perimeter security fencing, asphalt overlay of all existing pavement surfaces, and replacement of the airfield electrical systems.

Detailed Plans of Construction Operations (PCO) were developed so as to minimize the impact of passenger airline operations.

Outcome

The construction staging required around the clock activities including the entire runway rehabilitation to be completed at night to lessen the impact on airport operations.

The Providenciales Airport Airside Redevelopment and Rehabilitation was completed on July 31, 2011. The project saw an increase in runway length and a in runway certification code from Code D to Code E, both of which permit operating larger aircraft. The aircraft parking apron expansion and associated apron management plan allow for a wide range of aircraft sizes to park simultaneously at the airport during peak hour operations.

Aerial view of the Providenciales International Airport (IATA: PLS, ICAO: MBPV) following construction.