French airport consultants Groupe ADP awarded contracts across Asia

12 January 2018 3 min. read
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The engineering consultancy arm of French airport operators Groupe ADP has been awarded a raft of contracts across Asia to ring in the new year. The new contracts will include projects in Indonesia, Vietnam, Bangkok and Beijing.

Groupe ADP, the owner-operators of Charles de Gaulle, Orly and Le Bourget airports in Paris (united in 2016 under the Paris Aéroport brand), has  recently won a series of design, study, and technical assistance project contracts with major international airports throughout Asia and across the globe, through its engineering subsidiary ADP Ingénierie.

The company, which pulled in revenues of nearly $3 billion for 2016, handled over 245 million passengers last year across its network of domestic and 26 internationally-operated airports (cracking the symbolic 100m mark in Paris for the first time), together with over 2.2 million metric tonnes of freight and mail via its Parisian operations in 2016 – with Charles de Gaulle ranked first in Europe for cargo and second in passenger numbers. 

ADP Ingénierie, a fully-owned subsidiary of Groupe ADP, leverages its parent company’s expertise in managing such large logistic-flows to provide complex design and engineering consulting and project management services for its international clients through its 400 specialists present in 17 countries worldwide, including from offices in Hong Kong, Kathmandu and Taipei.

Beijing Daxing mock-up

Altogether, the consulting firm offers a 360-degree service, from planning and managing the construction of terminals, control towers, hangars and maintenance centres etc. to assisting clients with audits, diagnostic testing, feasibility studies and traffic forecasts, impact reports, site selection and more, with additional expertise in environmental engineering (eco-design, climate control engineering etc.) and special airport systems like electromechanics and communications.

Previous ADP projects in the Asian region span an involvement in the development of Brunei International Airport, South Korea’s Incheon, the Ninoy Aquino International of Manila, Japan’s famed Kansai International built on an artificial island off Osaka, and the Soekarno-Hatta airport serving Jakarta, as well as earning the winning architectural bid for the first mega-terminal at the upcoming Beijing Daxing International Airport with a unique design which will cater to up to 45 million passengers in its initial phase. 

Adding to this list, and among another 130 ongoing projects globally, are the fresh contracts announced for the existing Beijing Capital International Airport (the second largest by passenger numbers in the world) Indonesia’s Adisutjipto International Airport in Yogyakarta, on the island of Java, the Suvarnabhumi International Airport of Thailand in Bangkok, and the Tan Son Nhat International Airport in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

In Beijing, the company will consult on the upgrading of airside facilities, covering runways, taxi-ways and parking stands, while in Saigon it will conduct a feasibility study for capacity extension – the airport served 36 million passengers in 2016 and is experiencing a current annual traffic growth rate of over 20%.

Further afield in Southeast Asia, Groupe ADP will be continuing its association with the Suvarnabhumi International Airport in Bangkok to design a third runway and related taxi-ways.  in Indonesia, the firm will provide technical assistance for the new passenger terminal at Yogyakarta Airport, which will eventually welcome 25 million passengers per year.

Gratien Maire, the CEO of ADP Ingénierie said; “this series of contract testifies a two-fold observation: the recognition of our company's 360degree expertise all along the airport value chain as the air traffic is increasing and the reinforcement of our geographic proximity with the clients due to our recent reorganization and almost the passionate commitment of all employees brings already promising fruit."

The consulting firm has also won a number of contracts across the African continent.