The Dublin Airport Authority (DAA) in Ireland has selected British engineering and design firm Atkins to provide civil and airfield engineering design services at the Dublin and Cork airports.

Atkins will work alongside DAA’s design team to overhaul landside and airside infrastructure as part of a €2.9bn ($2.89bn) capital investment plan covering aprons, runways and taxiways.

The contract lasts for five years and could be extended by a further three years.

DAA Infrastructure director Ultan McCloskey said: “DAA continues to prioritise our investment in the enhancement of infrastructure at both Dublin and Cork airports.

“The appointment of Atkins as our civil and airfield engineering design services framework consultant will allow DAA to continue our ongoing upgrade of campus infrastructure to meet future demand.

“We enjoy a long-standing relationship with Atkins and look forward to continuing our work with them in the coming five years.

“Their strong global aviation experience will complement DAA’s existing technical capabilities, enabling us to meet the engineering challenges that lie ahead.” 

The contract scope includes the rehabilitation of runways, taxiways, airport campus infrastructure, aprons, stands, roads and car parks.

It also covers campus utilities external to the terminal buildings both airside and landside.

Atkins will carry out civil engineering works linked to the airport campus and airfields, drainage, earthworks, aerodrome geometry, attenuation and landside surface access infrastructure.

The company will also provide general electrical, IT systems, generators, uninterruptible power supplies (UPS), substations, medium-voltage (MV) networks and power transfer systems.

Atkins Ireland aviation lead Henry Poh said: “This is another significant contract for Atkins as we continue to add to a growing portfolio of aviation projects in Ireland and across the world.”

In April this year, DAA contracted Atkins to deliver a services framework for its buildings at Dublin and Cork airports.

The company is a subsidiary of SNC-Lavalin Group.