Western Sydney International (Nancy-Bird Walton) Airport in Australia, which is set to open in 2026, has named IT giant Accenture as its master technologist partner.

As master technologist, Accenture will design the technology architecture and infrastructure suitable to facilitate an enhanced passenger journey.

The company will work with the airport authority for the deployment of new technologies, including those based on the Internet of Things (IoT), data management (analytics), Cloud computing and security, at the airport.

These technologies will be used to facilitate efficient operations and enhance the rapid and safe movement of people and goods throughout the airport.

Accenture Australia and New Zealand chairman Bob Easton said: “This project is a great example of innovation in the planning and development of intelligent infrastructure.

“We look forward to working with Western Sydney Airport and will bring our deep industry experience in airports, digital technologies, cloud and customer experience to this project of national significance.”

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Accenture works with infrastructure providers, airport operators and border management agencies worldwide. The company offers a range of services in strategy and consulting, interactive, technology and operations.

Meanwhile, major earthworks are underway at Western Sydney Airport for the construction of the Nancy-Bird Walton terminal, runway, roads and railways.

Last year, the airport selected Aurecon for terminal precinct engineering design services. Aurecon is in charge of developing reference designs and technical advisory support for the terminal building, the aircraft apron, public car parks and roads.