The Kurumoch International Airport Development Project is a two-phased airport development and refurbishment venture. The first phase involved the construction of a new passenger terminal, which was started in July 2013 and completed in December 2014. The terminal was officially opened in February 2015.
Domodedovo International Airport (DME) is managed and operated by the EAST LINE Group. The airport is situated 35km south east of the centre of Moscow and has direct transportation links to the capital.
The second phase, which will further expand the terminal building, is scheduled to start in 2015 and be completed by 2018, prior to the start of the 2018 FIFA World Cup, to be hosted by Russia.
The airport handled approximately 1.8 million passengers in 2012. The new terminal increased the annual passenger handling capacity to more than 3.5 million passengers.
Investment agreements for the Kurumoch International Airport Development Project
The Russian Government transferred 50.99% of the airport’s shares to the Samara Region Development Corporation in August 2010 to attract investments of €231.4m ($318.49m) by 2015, for the airport development to be carried out under a public-private partnership (PPP).
The Samara Region Development Corporation signed an investment agreement with Renova Group member the Koltsovo Airport Evgeny Chudnovsky in January 2012, and selected Koltsovo-Invest as the main investor, which planned to invest RUR12.3bn ($348.11m) in the airport development, including RUR4.31bn ($122m) invested until 2014.
Koltsovo-Invest created Kurumoch-Invest to implement the project. The latter acquired 71.17% of the airport shares from the Corporation of Samara Region Development in May 2012.
Details of the development works
The new terminal is located 700m north-west from the existing terminal complex, covering an area of 41,700m2.
The new terminal is a three-storey building featuring arrival and departure centres in the ground floor, which also includes 26 check-in desks. The first floor is used for retail services and accommodating offices, while the second floor provides space for security control, customs and immigration control centres.
The first phase also involved the construction of a new boiler room and a switching substation, reconstruction of the office buildings, and the handling and maintenance centre, and refurbishment of the engineering systems, utilities and other support facilities.
The second phase will involve the expansion of the new passenger terminal building by 60,000m2 and include the construction of a multi-level parking lot, a hotel, a business centre and a railway terminal.
Contractors involved with the airport development
Kompakt is the general contractor for the project. Spectrum Group of Companies (Spectrum GC) provided the designs for the new passenger terminal and was also the construction technical client for the project.
TSN Mechanical built the external water supply and sewage systems as part of the first phase of the airport development project.
Facilities at Kurumoch airport
Opened in May 1961, Kurumoch Airport features a terminal complex covering an area of 11,340m2, in addition to an air cargo complex and other support facilities. It is the biggest and busiest airport within the Volga region.
The airport has two asphalt-fibercrete runways. Runway two is 3,003m-long and 45m-wide, while runway one is 2,556m-long and 60m-wide. The runways are equipped with modern Category I instrument landing systems (ILS) and high-intensity lighting systems.
The terminal complex includes an international and domestic departure building, an international arrivals building and a domestic arrivals building. A business terminal building was opened in 2003. The airport features 50 aircraft stands and is equipped with satellite navigation and quality management systems. Common lounges and a business lounge are located at the ground floor of the passenger terminal and facilitated with free Wi-Fi.
The baggage check-in systems at the airport are equipped with departure control systems (SITA DCS) and world tracer systems.