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Lagan Construction International wins London City Airport contract

Lagan Construction International has won a runway overlay and taxi-widening scheme at London City Airport.

The main works, due to start in May, include overlaying the existing runway surface, widening of the taxiways Alpha, Bravo and Charlie, and reinforcement of the taxiways Delta, Kilo, Lima and Mike.

The contractor will also refurbish the existing drainage network, install a new pit and duct network, and upgrade the airfield ground lighting to include LEDs. 

Lagan Construction International will use its asphalt batching plant and testing laboratories to produce up to 120 tonnes of Marshall Asphalt an hour for the overlaying work.

It has also committed to import materials by boat to its quayside site compound and works will take place outside of flight-time hours.

London City Airport chief operating officer Darren Grover said: “The runway overlay is a major project, made more complex by the unique location of our runway surrounded by water on three sides. I look forward to working with Lagan Construction International to deliver the programme and futureproof the only runway actually in London.”

Lagan Construction International director of international operations Steve Turner added: “Having completed projects on over 50 airports across five continents, airport infrastructure works are a core part of our business and our teams are experienced in providing the engineering skills and technologies necessary to deliver both airside and groundside support facilities.

“We have a fully committed team to ensure this contract is delivered with the highest safety standards, low environmental impact, within programme and cost requirements.”

Work is due to complete in November 2016.

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