Dublin Airport Authority (daa) in Ireland has selected Atkins to provide services framework for its buildings at Dublin and Cork airports.

Under this contract, Atkins will serve as the multi-disciplinary consultant and work with the daa in-house design team over the next five years.

daa Infrastructure director Ultan McCloskey said: “The coming years will see daa invest significantly in our piers and terminals at both Dublin and Cork airports to create a more seamless journey for passengers, enhance security and facilitate capacity growth.

“Atkins’ strong global aviation experience of implementing innovative technological solutions at airports around the world, will complement daa’s in-house technical capabilities, enabling us to meet the infrastructure challenges that lie ahead.”

Atkins will provide various services to support the daa’s plan for overhauling its terminals and ancillary buildings at Dublin and Cork airports.

Services will include strategic infrastructure planning; multi-discipline design; airport planning and capacity modelling; technology / ICT / aviation security, and information management.

Atkins’ contract scope includes upgrades to cargo facilities, retail areas, airline lounges and check-in zones across the Dublin Airport site at landside and airside.

Atkins framework director Brian McKavanagh said: “This is a really important appointment for Atkins and we very much look forward to building a fully collaborative relationship with daa.

“Our focus is to work with daa to push sustainability and net-zero carbon emissions to the fore whilst benefitting from Atkins global aviation expertise.”

Last January, daa International, a subsidiary of daa, won a contract to operate the new airport at The Red Sea Development Project in Saudi Arabia.