Moscow Sheremetyevo Airport operator Aeroflot has selected Bovis Lend Lease International to project manage construction of a new $300 million Sheremetyevo-3 terminal. This will have an annual capacity of 8-10 million passengers, and is due to be completed in 2003. Its construction is a prerequisite for Aeroflot to enter SkyTeam alliance with Air France and Delta Air Lines. Aeroflot is to provide 15% of the financing for the new building, which will be connected to the Sheremetyevo-2 terminal by an enclosed walkway. Qatar Airways has taken over the management of its base airport, Doha, in Qatar. The renovation and expansion of the existing terminal is due to be completed by June, while construction of a completely new terminal north of the runway will begin later this year. The new building, which is due to be completed by 2005, will triple annual capacity to six million passengers. It will feature air-bridges designed to accommodate Airbus A380 and Boeing 747X Stretch aircraft, and will cater for loading/unloading on two passenger decks. Warsaw Okecie Airport is undertaking a three year, $350 million expansion which will triple annual passenger capacity to 12.5 million. Work includes expanding the existing terminal and the construction of a new terminal, able to handle 6.5 million passengers a year. Six international consortia are bidding for the work: Bau Holding Strabag of Austria, Bouygues of France, Bilfinger & Berger and Hochtief of Germany, Ferrovial of Spain, and Skanska of Sweden. The Polish airport authority PP Porty Lotnicze says that bidders will be shortlisted to two or three for the second selection stage. Lima Airport Partners, a venture comprising the USA's Bechtel Enterprises International, construction company Cosapi and Frankfurt Airport Services Worldwide has takencontrol of Lima, Peru's recently privatised Jorge Chavez International Airport. The consortium has a 30-year concession to "modernise and expand" capacity.

Source: Flight International