Foreign consortia submit bids for Polish mega airport master plan

The French-Spanish consortium ADP I IDOM, the Dutch NACO group and the German-Austrian ILF have submitted bids for the master plan contractor for the Solidarity Transport Hub (CPK), the company responsible for the CPK project announced on Thursday.

The company announced that the CPK master plan would be ready in 2022, while the phase of accepting its individual components will start next year. It was added that the contract was to be signed before the end of the year.

According to the CPK, these consortia provide engineering and design services as well as manage and supervise the construction of airports in various parts of the world.

"The master plan is a key pre-design study, which determines, among others: technical parameters, final location and the concept of financing a new airport. This procedure is one of the milestones in the investment that Poland needs, which is the CPK", said the deputy minister of infrastructure and the government plenipotentiary for the project Marcin Horała.

He added that the consortia that submitted bids in the procedure are companies with extensive international experience in the implementation of infrastructure investments.

The elements of the master plan will be the detailed location of the airport and the concept of variants of its construction, which are to be prepared in parallel with environmental and field studies.

The study will also include: air traffic forecasts (including the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the aviation market), analysis of the capacity of the planned airport infrastructure, the concept of STH development and the phasing of its construction, operational strategy of the baggage system and logistics service.

The Solidarity Transport Hub is a planned transfer junction between Warsaw and Łódź, which will integrate air, rail and road transport. As part of this project, the Solidarity Airport will be built 37 km west of Warsaw, encompassing an area of ​​approximately 3,000 hectares, which will initially be able to serve 45 million passengers per year.