Aruba Airport Authority has selected Arcadis to provide contract management and technical supervision services for Queen Beatrix International Airport’s terminal expansion project in Aruba, the Caribbean.

The expansion project is part of Aruba Airport Authority’s (AAA) Gateway 2030 initiative.

The airport is currently operating at its full capacity of 2.5 million annual passengers.

Under the contract, Arcadis will deliver contract management and technical supervision for the construction of the new pier and passenger gates.

Arcadis will supervise the demolition works and expansion and will complete the renovation of the existing check-in hall.

The contract also includes supervision work for an immigration and security hall, a retail and food & beverage (F&B) plaza, a baggage hall, a pier extension with three contact gates and external roads.

Arcadis global leader for integrated airport solutions Nick Hutchinson said: “Arcadis has great expertise in the airport sector, working with some of the largest airports in the world.

“Our multi-national team that will work at Aruba Airport will consist of experts from Latin America, Europe, North America and the Middle East. We are convinced that the Gateway 2030 project will greatly benefit the people and economy of Aruba, as well as the comfort and travel efficiency of visitors.”

AAA CEO Joost Meijs said: “It’s very exciting for Aruba Airport to be one step closer to the ground-breaking of the Gateway 2030 project.

“We are glad that Arcadis is going to support the accountable AAA project and programme team who are responsible for leading this ambitious extension of our airport facilities.”