New Jorge Chavez: Beginning of construction works for the second runaway and new control tower

Callao, Monday 02 December 2019

According to the work schedule, Lima Airport Partners (LAP), operator of the Jorge Chavez International Airport, will start the earthworks needed for the development of the airside activities at the end of December, which includes the construction of the second runway and new control tower.

The Nuevo LimaTambo consortium, which has been chosen to carry out the works of the first package of this stage of the Expansion Project, is made up by the companies OHL and Cosapi, and will be in charge of earthworks activities, which includes clearing and grubbing of existing structures, removal of organic material, debris and land levelling. Mass earthworks include the removal of more than 2 million cubic meters, and backfilling activities of more than 130 thousand cubic meters. All these activities are to be executed in an area of more than 600 hectares.   

The Consortium awarded was selected by LAP after a competitive tendering process with the participation of 8 consortiums made up of national and international companies, all of them with proven knowledge in the aeronautics and construction sector. Social management, technical and operational capacity and experience in the sector were taken into consideration as evaluation criteria. 

The awarded consortium complied with the main requirements established by LAP, focusing on a compliance system with policies and procedures established to guarantee the fulfillment of the applicable regulatory framework. Furthermore, consideration has been given to the fact that the awarded consortium has a local company; given the knowledge of the local environment, as well as the possibility to have an available team to start works at short notice. 

"In LAP we have been working continuously in the Expansion Project and we have the strong commitment to comply with the established deadlines in order to have a terminal by 2024 in Peru and consolidate the Jorge Chavez International Airport as the new hub par excellence in the region", said Anton Aramayo, Project Director​.