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Jacobs awarded contract for Manchester Airport transformation

News   •   Feb 19, 2016 11:52 GMT

Jacobs Engineering Group has been awarded a contract to provide engineering services for the £1Bn Manchester Airport overhaul.

Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (NYSE:JEC) announced today it was awarded a contract to provide multidisciplinary engineering and selected service to Manchester Airports Group (M.A.G), to support the development of the Manchester Airport Transformation Programme in the United Kingdom.

The ten year investment programme of over $1.4Bn (£1Bn) includes the delivery of 60 enhancements, as well as significant airside and landside development, expected to position the airport to play an even greater role as the UK’s global gateway to the north.

The core of the major modernisation programme is the Terminal 2 upgrade, which involves new baggage handling facilities, alterations and extension for the existing terminal, new piers and multi-storey car parks. Contractors are being shortlisted for the bidding process.

Under the terms of the contract, Jacobs is providing multidisciplinary engineering and selected architectural services for new and upgraded facilities including terminal, piers, airfield, multi-level car parks and surface access facilities.

M.A.G Chief Executive Charlie Cornish said, “Manchester Airport is thriving as a national asset, forming a key component of the UK’s aviation infrastructure at a time when airport capacity in the United Kingdom is at a premium.

“At Manchester, we have invested heavily in meeting the needs of our airlines, passengers and local communities, and we recognize now is the right time to deliver a transformation program that will meet the needs of all our customers and drive further economic growth for both the region and the country.”

The programme aims to ensure minimum disruption to airport operations and the surrounding area, with programme benefits expected including smoother journeys, quicker connections and greater punctuality for customers.

Jacobs supported M.A.G in delivering its transformational projects at Stansted Airport, delivering asset upgrades across Manchester Airport and M.A.G’s other UK airports for the past six years. M.A.G serves 50 million passengers per annum, and handles almost half a million tonnes of freight every year through its ownership and operation of the airports of London Stansted, Manchester, East Midlands and Bournemouth airports

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