Kurumoch International Airport Development Project, Samara, Russia
Kurumoch International Airport Development Project is a two-phased airport development and refurbishment project. The first phase involves the construction of a new passenger terminal, which was started in July 2013 and is scheduled for completion by the end of 2014.
Domodedovo International Airport (DME) is managed and operated by the EAST LINE Group. The airport is situated 35km south east of the centre of Moscow and has direct transportation links to the capital.
The second phase, which will further expand the terminal building, is scheduled to start in 2015 and be completed by 2018, prior to the commencement of the 2018 FIFA World Cup, to be hosted by Russia.
The airport handled approximately 1.8 million passengers in 2012. The new terminal will increase the annual passenger handling capacity to more than 3.5 million passengers.
Investment agreements for the Kurumoch International Airport Development Project
The Government of Russia transferred 50.99% of the airport's shares to the Samara Region Development Corporation in August 2010 to attract investments of about €231.4m ($318.49m) by 2015, for the airport development to be carried out under a public-private partnership (PPP).
The Samara Region Development Corporation signed an investment agreement with the Koltsovo Airport Evgeny Chudnovsky (a member of the Renova Group) in January 2012, and selected Kotsovo-Invest as the main investor, which plans to invest RUR12.3bn ($348.11m) in the airport development including RUR4.31bn ($122m) to be invested till 2014.
Kotsovo-Invest created Kurumoch-Invest to implement the project. The latter acquired 71.17% of the airport shares from the Corporation of Samara Region Development in May 2012.
Details of the development works
The new terminal will be located 700m north-west from the existing terminal complex, covering an area of 41,700m2.
The new terminal will be a three-storey building featuring arrival and departure centres in the ground floor, which will also include 26 check-in desks. The first floor will be used for retail services and accommodating offices, while the second floor will provide space for security control, customs and immigration control centres.
The first phase will also involve the construction of a new boiler room and a switching substation, reconstruction of the office buildings, and the handling and maintenance centre, and refurbishment of the engineering systems, utilities and other support facilities.
The second phase will involve the expansion of the new passenger terminal building by 60,000m2 and include the construction of a multi-level parking lot, a hotel, a business centre, and a railway terminal.
Contractors involved with the airport development
Kompakt is the general contractor for the project. Spectrum Group of Companies (Spectrum GC) provided the designs for the new passenger terminal, and is also the construction technical client for the project.
TSN Mechanical will construct the external water supply and sewage systems as part of the first phase of the airport development project.
Facilities at Kurumoch airport
Kurumoch airport, opened in May 1961, features a terminal complex covering an area of 11,340m2, an air cargo complex, and other support facilities. It is the biggest and busiest airport within the Volga Region.
The airport currently has two asphalt-fibercrete runways. Runway two is 3,003m long and 45m wide, while runway one is 2,556m long and 60m wide. The runways are equipped with modern category I instrument landing systems (ILS) and high-intensity lighting system I.
The terminal complex includes an international and domestic departure building, an international arrivals building, and a domestic arrivals building. A business terminal building was opened in 2003. The airport features 50 aircraft stands and is equipped with satellite navigation and quality management systems. Common lounges and a business lounge are located at the ground floor of the passenger terminal and are facilitated with free Wi-Fi.
The baggage check-in systems at the airport are equipped with departure control systems (SITA DCS) and world tracer systems.