NACO Wins Taiwan Taoyuan Contract

Taiwan Airport Company (TAC) has awarded a €33 million (US$44m) consultancy contract for the development of Terminal 3 Area at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport (TTIA) to a joint venture of NACO, TY Lin and Parsons Brinkerhoff.  NACO Netherlands Airport Consultants, a Royal HaskoningDHV company, is the lead consultant for the contract, which will last seven years.
TTIA currently handles 25 million passengers annually and is preparing for a growth of up to 60 million passengers in 2030.  In the near future the surrounding Taoyuan region is expected to be developed for commercial, industrial and residential use with a focus on aviation related activities.  The new Terminal 3 will be connected with Terminal 2 and the area in between will be developed to accommodate a ground transportation centre, parking and commercial real estate.  Both terminals will have stations served by the regional light rail system.  The estimated direct investment is €1.25 billion ($1.7bn).
TAC hopes to incorporate a sustainable scheme which combines excellent passenger experience, operational efficiency, use of renewable energy sources and minimal waste.
Rik Krabbendam, Managing Director of NACO, said:  “The airport expansion will allow the airport to regain a position as a major aviation hub and become an even stronger driver for the national economy, following examples set by Amsterdam Airport Schiphol among others.”
The NACO-TY Lin-PB joint venture says it is a team with a clear vision, strong track record and local resource base.  NACO will provide its expertise in terminal area master planning and knowledge of TTIA, gained from its current project that has been ongoing since 2007 for the rehabilitation and upgrading of the airside pavements.  With its experience in construction management, Parsons Brinckerhoff will be responsible for the programme management of the project and will utilise its knowledge with TY Lin International for the local engineering and site management.
(Image:  NACO)