Paris based Groupe ADP Signs Deal to Design New JKIA Terminal
Earlier this year, Groupe ADP – a paris based international airports operator – signed a contract to design a new passenger terminal at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA). The purpose of the project is to boost the airport’s capacity by over 70 percent.
Gratien Maire, the chief executive of ADP Ingénierie, a subsidiary of Groupe ADP, said the contract entails preliminary architectural design work of the passenger terminal, air bridges, and baggage sorting system.
“This project involves 115,000 square metre expansion, including the merging of three boarding satellite buildings,” ADP Ingénierie said. “ADP Ingénierie will be in charge of the preliminary architectural design of the building, its interior architecture style and the design of the baggage sorting systems and air bridges.”
The new passenger terminal will boost JKIA’s terminal from the current 6 million to 10.3 million passengers per year.
Groupe ADP, which has operations in 34 international airports also has 4 other contracts with top African airports for technical, design, and study projects.
For instance, in Mozambique, Groupe ADP will develop blueprints for the country’s 5 busiest airports while in Botswana, the company will develop blueprints for the international airport at Francistown. The company has also been contracted to conduct technical studies for a maintenance centre and the planning of a tender documents stage for the construction of the Blaise Diagne International Airport in Dakar.