Construction and development firm Skanska has secured a contract to build five additional gates at the north end of Concourse T at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (Hartsfield-Jackson) in the US.

The modernisation project will be executed by a Skanska-led joint venture with New South Construction, FS360 and Synergy Construction.

The value of Skanska’s share of the contract stands at around $56m and will be recorded in the US order bookings for Q4 2020.

In addition to building the gates, the JV will also rebuild a major portion of the North Terminal exit road and construct a Delta Air Lines ground support equipment facility and a fire station.

Its scope of work also includes supervision of relocations to the utilities’ infrastructure.

Skanska Georgia and South Carolina building operations executive vice-president and general manager Scott Cannon was quoted by Aviation Pros as saying: “We are proud to support the effort to help secure Hartsfield-Jackson’s position as the busiest and most efficient airport in the world.

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“The Concourse T-North Extension and renovation effort will enhance the level of customer service while meeting passengers’ changing needs.”

Skanska noted that the project will improve the airport’s aesthetic appeal.

Construction will commence in January 2021, with completion aimed for December 2022.

In November 2020, Skanska signed a $335m contract with Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) to act as the design-builder for the airport authority’s Roadways, Utilities and Enabling (RUE) project.

Construction commenced in the fourth quarter of 2020, with completion expected in the last quarter of 2025.