A joint venture (JV) between Louis Berger and Spain-based Cemosa has secured a €14m ($17.3m) contract from airport operator Aena to provide project management services for the expansion of Palma de Mallorca International Airport in Baleares Islands, Spain.

The expansion is set to enhance the airport’s operational capacity and enhance service quality.

Louis Berger International Division president James Bach said: “Louis Berger has 30 years of experience working in the aviation sector. The company has supported infrastructure development of several of the largest, award-winning airports in the world.

“Louis Berger prides itself on developing cost-effective, sustainable strategies that allow airport operators to deliver projects and programmes necessary to meet both present and future demand in a constantly changing environment.”

“The company has supported infrastructure development of several of the largest, award-winning airports in the world.”

Under the terms of the contract, focus will be on the extension, modernisation and restructuring of the airport’s processor building; the A, C and D modules; the associated aircraft parking platforms; and the parking and access areas.

The area of the processor building will also be expanded to the north while the number of existing check-in counters will be increased to more than 250. The automatic baggage handling system and commercial spaces will also be extended and upgraded.

The boarding areas in module A will be extended to the west and south with three and four walkways respectively, to increase the number of boarding gates.

Similarly, the work will involve extension and relocation of passport control area in the departures and arrivals areas.

Commercial spaces in module C will be reorganised. In module D, works will include the provision of three doors served by new walkways, expanding the commercial area, and reordering the parking platform and service roads.

In addition, the parking area and its accesses will be reordered and expanded to accommodate 944 cars.

The overall €300m ($366.5m) expansion is scheduled to be completed over the next 70 months.