The new €265 million domestic terminal at Izmir Adnan Menderes International Airport in western Turkey has officially opened. Mott MacDonald acted as technical advisor to a consortium of lenders on the project.
TAV EGE, a fully owned subsidiary of the international airport development and operating group TAV Airports, has developed the new terminal to support growing domestic and international travel and the overall wider economic development of Izmir. Constructed by TAV Construction, the new terminal has a total area of approximately 200,000 sq m with eight passenger boarding bridges and is located immediately alongside the existing international terminal. This simplifies passenger transfer and provides a single consolidated building for operation by TAV EGE.
Mott MacDonald provided technical assistance leading to a successful financial close. The consultancy also led the development of an environmental and social action plan during the due diligence phase of the project, which was implemented by TAV EGE and monitored by the consultancy during construction through monthly site visits. Additionally, Mott MacDonald reviewed project progress, quality assurance and control, health and safety and IT and systems to make sure that the terminal was fully operational ready for the first day of operations.
Adrian Dawes, Mott MacDonald’s project director, said: “A particular focus area for us during this project was ensuring the lenders’ environmental and social requirements were implemented during the construction and operation phases of the project. Feedback from TAV EGE and TAV Construction has shown that they found our contributions and observations very useful in assisting them to deliver this major fast-track project.”