The work forms part of an overall development plan to meet future demand at the airport.
The latest capacity study has identified the need for 10 additional passenger aircraft parking stands to serve the new Midfield Concourse building, which is currently under construction. The apron extension will provide further flexibility for future airport operation and development.
Damian Creally, Atkins’ project director, said: “Over the last few years, the Hong Kong International Airport has grown in capacity, currently handling some 56 million passengers a year and is the world’s busiest airport by cargo traffic. Key to its future success is the expansion programme, which we are delighted to be involved with. Atkins has a history of working with the Hong Kong International Airport dating back to 1994 when we were appointed to design the airfield and apron pavements for the entire airport.”
The project includes the design of taxi-lanes and apron pavement, airfield and apron drainage systems, the aviation fuel system, a combined potable water and fire hydrant system, expansion of the automatic people-mover system, apron services and communications systems infrastructure and associated ancillary buildings. The works also include airside road traffic modelling.
The scheme design works are expected to be completed in mid 2014, with an option to extend the services for detailed design and construction supervision.
Atkins is also currently involved in the scheme design for the third runway development reclamation and various other infrastructure works contracts at the Hong Kong International Airport.