CIMIC Group’s construction company CPB Contractors has received a NZD221m ($141.97m) contract to handle the Taxiway Mike and Remote Stands Stage 2 project at Auckland International Airport.

As part of the contract, the company will be responsible for the construction of an additional taxiway, as well as extending an existing taxiway and six remote stands with in-ground jet fuel reticulation.

Work will be performed under a major expansion project at the airport over the next two years.

CIMIC Group CEO Michael Wright said: “New Zealand remains an important focus for the CIMIC Group as we expand our delivery of infrastructure to benefit communities now and into the future.

“The Auckland Airport works are an important addition to our strong portfolio of transport and social infrastructure projects across the country.”

In addition, the company will construct a 3,200m stormwater drainage system, runoff and treatment lagoon, and a 2,200m in-ground jet fuel network.

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Works will also include 900,000m³ of earthworks, laying 130,000m³ of aggregate base course, and 168,000m² of concrete pavement.

The construction company expects to complete the project by October 2021.

CPB Contractors managing director Juan Santamaria said: “CPB Contractors has a strong and experienced team in New Zealand and we’re proud to include Auckland Airport as a new client.

“We look forward to working closely with Auckland Airport to deliver this important project safely and efficiently.”

Last month, Auckland Airport announced a NZD100m ($66.54m) project to upgrade the roads leading to the airport’s terminal area in an effort to boost capacity and support public transport.