Centralny Port Komunikacyjny (CPK) has finalised one of the four key tenders related to the construction of the CPK Airport project in Poland.

The tender was won by Dar Al-Handasah Consultants. As master civil engineer, it will be responsible for the development of design plans and specifications for the technical infrastructure of the CPK Airport, including runways and taxiways, hangar aprons, utilities and service lines, as well as civil structures. Dar will also secure the necessary construction permits on behalf of CPK, providing on-site services (under the right of the option), and consulting at every stage of the project.

“We are very happy to have completed such a critical tender on time. The master civil engineer is one of the ‘big four’ developers for the airport project. We are delighted that the winning bidder a well-known, renowned, experienced, and globally recognised company such as Dar, with a track record of projects in Europe, the US, the Middle East, Africa and India,” said Mikołaj Wild, CEO of CPK.

With its global experience and a strong portfolio of projects and professional competencies, Dar will bring advanced know-how in sustainable planning and net zero design capabilities to this project. It will also share with CPK its experience and expertise in the implementation of highly durable and safe airport facilities and technologies that meet both current and future demands as well as the market’s expectations.

“Dar is honoured to have been selected as the master civil engineer on a project as ambitious and visionary as the Solidarity Airport, and we look forward to working with CPK and the three other designers to support the delivery of its strategic vision, through a highly sustainable, future-fit transport hub that meets the aspirations of its communities, both now and for years to come,” said Danny Aoun, regional director of operations at Dar.

Dar is an internationally recognised design consultancy with experience in planning and designing airports with technical infrastructure, bringing world-class engineering expertise in airport design with comprehensive consulting in architecture, infrastructure, processing and sustainability.

It is the founding member of the Dar Group, a holding company which delivered projects that include Dubai International airport and Qatar’s Hamad International Airport. The group has also supported the development of O’Hare International Airport in Chicago, LaGuardia Airport in New York, San Francisco International Airport and Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport in China.

So far, as part of the airport component, CPK has announced four key tenders for the design works and design-related services: master architect (won by Foster + Partners and Buro Happold); master civil engineer, airport system infrastructure designer, and support infrastructure engineer. 

The first preparatory construction work on the CPK Airport is scheduled for 2023.

Centralny Port Komunikacyjny (CPK) is a new transport development programme in Poland – a strategic investment that is extremely important for the economic development of the country and the region and of utmost importance for the security of Europe as a whole. 

It is a vast infrastructure project on an incredible scale, designed to integrate air, rail, and road transportation quickly and efficiently. The CPK project includes rail investments, including a transport hub at the airport in the centre of Poland and a network of new railway lines, mainly high-speed, with a total length of nearly 2,000 km. The CPK will make it possible to travel between Warsaw and Poland's other major cities in no more than 2.5 hours.


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