Arcadis Logos – the Brazilian subsidiary of Arcadis - has signed a contract to provide project management consultancy services for 27 months for the first phase of the expansion of the airport in São Paulo.
At the peak of activities, a team of 50 from Arcadis will work on site. EC Harris will provide support in built asset consultancy.
Guarulhos is the largest airport in Brazil with 25 million passengers per year. The expansion project is part of the infrastructure investment programme launched by the Brazilian federal government to cope with the increasing passenger demand, now boosted by the two upcoming major sports events: the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Olympic Games.
The client is the private company Concessionária do Aeroporto Internacional de Guarulhos, which is owned by private investors (51%) and the state-owned company Infraero (49%).
The first phase of the R$3bn (£910m) project is scheduled to be completed by the beginning of 2014 and includes building a new terminal, increasing the airport´s total handling capacity from the current 30 million to 60 million passengers per year. During this phase, Arcadis Logos will be responsible for planning, procurement, construction supervision, design certification, quality control, health and safety and environmental control.
“This contract is a new milestone in the prosperous and continuous development of Arcadis presence in Brazil, creating the opportunity for Arcadis Logos to introduce the concept of Built Asset Consultancy in Brazil that EC Harris successfully applied at Heathrow Airport in London,” said Arcadis Logos CEO Manoel Antonio Avelino da Silva.