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March 21, 2022

SNC-Lavalin resumes RSW airport terminal expansion project

Works will include the creation of new walkways to link the terminal’s three concourses.

Project management company SNC-Lavalin has resumed the Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW) Terminal Expansion Project works.

In 2016, SNC-Lavalin secured the five-year master services contract for providing professional services to the Lee County Port Authority for the $331m terminal expansion project.

The value for SNC-Lavalin is more than $26m. Under the contract, the project management firm is responsible for providing both design and construction administration services.

The contract has now been extended to 2025 due to a delay. However, the reasons for the delay have not been disclosed.

SNC-Lavalin president and CEO Ian Edwards said: “For more than 50 years SNC-Lavalin has provided world-class engineering, innovative solutions and standard-setting strategies that make air travel safer, easier and faster than ever before.

“We look forward to providing the solutions and support to help modernise travel infrastructure and increase the aviation industry’s global competitiveness.”

The RSW Terminal Expansion Project will now see the remodelling of more than 164,000ft² of space, as well as the addition of 117,000ft² of space to combine US Transportation Security Administration (TSA) checkpoints into a 16-lane centralised configuration.

Remodelling works will also include the creation of new walkways to link to the terminal’s three concourses.

Additional seating capacity, amenities for passengers, a business lounge and new concession space will also come under the project’s scope.

Atkins North America CEO George Nash said: “RSW had record-breaking traffic through the end of 2021 and has exceeded pre-Covid passenger traffic levels. The Terminal Expansion Project is an important element in accommodating the significant increase in visitors to the region.

“Since 2016 we’ve been a part of this project and look forward to continuing to bring our services and expertise to RSW.”

Atkins North America is a member of the SNC-Lavalin Group.

Last September, SNC-Lavalin Group joined the HOK+Arup team to offer on-call architecture-engineering services for Los Angeles World Airports.

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