A consortium led by Prointec , the civil engineering arm of Spanish IT firm Indra , has secured a €25m ($25.7m) contract to offer project and site management services for Aena airports in the east of Spain.

By awarding the contract, Aena aims to boost the airports’ capacity and efficiency to help them support the rebound in traffic, as well as facilitate sustainability and innovation.

A total of more than 100 projects, estimated to cost around €600m, are expected to be managed and supervised at various airports.

These include Huesca-Pirineos, Girona-Costa Brava, Sabadell, Josep Tarradellas Barcelona-El Prat, Reus, Zaragoza, Valencia Alicante-Elche Miguel Hernández and Albacete airports, as well as the Region of Murcia International Airport.

More than 100 colleagues will be deployed across these airports in total.

Indra said it will use ‘proven’ management methodologies to apply best practices in terms of quality, costs, execution, scope, terms and resources for the projects.

The goal will be to ensure that the investments of the Airport Regulation Document for 2022-2026 (DORA II) are carried out as planned.

DORA II envisions investments for integrating 5G technology, using Big Data techniques, the use of drones, enhancing energy efficiency and digitising billing, security and boarding processes among others.

Prointec had previously provided similar services for Aena for the Canary Islands region and other international projects, including the Algiers international terminal commissioned in 2019.

The consortium for the latest projects also includes AERTEC and Airia.

Prointec director Marisol Martín-Cleto said: “Thanks to Indra’s experience, in addition to addressing the issues related to civil and airport engineering, the Prointec team will bring to the project its knowledge of the more technological aspects of operations management involving passengers, aircraft, operators, handling and air traffic management (ATM) services, which must also be taken into account in any current-day airport project.”