Riga Airport has announced the first stage of construction procurement – the qualification of applicants for the construction of a new terminal.

The procurement will involve the selection of a builder for the new passenger terminal at Riga Airport, along with the baggage handling and sorting complex, new access roads, a multi-storey car park and the connection of the airport with the Rail Baltica station.

Local and foreign construction companies are invited to participate in the tender. Applicants must have a minimum annual net turnover of at least €60m during the three previous years and must be able to demonstrate stable financial and economic performance indicators. Requirements are also set for construction experience: applicants will have to prove that they, as the main executors of the contract, have been able to build a certain amount of construction in similar type of facilities in recent years. The builder's experience in the construction or reconstruction of roads, streets, squares and bridges, experience in working with the building information model (BIM) and the possibility of attracting a team of qualified and experienced specialists who take responsibility for the management of all construction work processes will also be evaluated.

The deadline for submitting applications for the qualification round is December 13.


The new terminal

The planned construction scope of the new terminal is 45,000m2, with the construction costs estimated at €167m. The project is expected to be financed by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, other international financial institutions and credit institutions.

The FIDIC (Fédération Internationale des Ingénieurs-Conseils) Yellow Book contract is expected to be signed with the builder, and the project is planned to achieve the BREEAM Excellent level of the sustainability certificate. Construction of the new terminal is scheduled to begin in the third quarter of 2024 and be completed by the end of 2028. It will take place in several stages so that Riga Airport will be able to work at full capacity during the entire construction period

The airport will hold an open day for interested applicants on November 24. The designers of the new terminal – One Works, Sintagma, and Vektors T – will take part, as will the project management group. Participants will have the opportunity to familiarise themselves with the developed construction design and its solutions before submitting proposals.

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