San Diego County Regional Airport Authority (SDCRAA) has selected Jacobs to provide a design for the $3bn airport development plan (ADP) at San Diego International Airport in California, the US.

In January last year, SDCRAA Board approved the Environmental Impact Report to replace Terminal 1.

The new terminal, which will replace the existing 53-year old terminal, will have 30 gates compared to the 19 gates in the existing building.

Previously, Jacobs provided strategic consulting services for the development of the ADP to deliver the State Final Environmental Impact Report.

The SDCRAA awarded the contract, which is valued at $35m and is valid for five years and has option for two one-year extensions.

The contract also includes construction and maintenance of an airside apron, taxiways, runway areas, landside roads, parking lots, storm water system, security blast wall and associated utilities.

Jacobs People & Places Solutions senior vice president and west regional director Ron Williams said: “Partnering with SDCRAA to provide design services at San Diego International Airport is paramount to meet the needs of the airport’s growing passenger base and its important role in the region’s transportation and transit infrastructure.

“This landmark programme will enhance airfield safety while providing sustainable solutions, including the largest water capture, treatment and reuse system to be installed at an airport in the United States.”

The airport project will also include the relocation of the current Taxiway B to adhere to FAA standards and the construction of a second parallel taxiway to increase capacity.

The airport construction is expected to commence next year and to open its first phase with 19 gates in 2024.