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May 10, 2012

Jacobs wins Gatwick Airport contract

Jacobs Engineering Group has secured a four-year framework contract from Gatwick Airport (GAL) in the UK to provide support for its capital projects.

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Jacobs Engineering G roup has secured a four-year framework contract from G atwick Airport (G AL) in the UK to provide support for its capital projects.

Under the contract, the company will supply professional services to G AL’s $1.9bn (£1.172bn) capital investment programme, including project management, construction support, cost management and safety advisory services.

Jacobs G roup vice president Bob Irvin said: "We are focused on supporting G atwick Airport in delivering this investment safely, sustainably and efficiently."

G AL’s capital investment programme, which runs to 2014, includes building a new entrance in South Terminal to provide space and clearer routes, as well as new baggage systems at both the terminals and new aircraft stands.

The company will assist G AL managing the capital investment programme, supporting G AL’s aim to operate an efficient airport and enhance the quality of service and passenger experience.

G AL said that the current contract follows the company’s selection in 2010 as a consultant for the operator’s architectural and civil engineering design frameworks.

G atwick is a single-runway airport with a passenger handling capacity of 33 million passengers a year, on short and long-haul flights to 90 countries and 200 destinations.

Image: Jacobs contract will support G AL to deliver its scheduled $1.9bn (£ 1.172bn) capital investment programme. Photo: courtesy of G AL.

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