Riyadh Airports Company (RAC)
Riyadh Airports manages and operates King Khalid International Airport (KKIA) in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia capital Riyadh. KKIA is currently undergoing a large airport development and expansion programme. This programme is necessary to allow the airport to accommodate the rapidly growing air traffic. The work includes mainly upgrading the KKIA airside infrastructure, and the baggage handling system (BHS) and passenger boarding bridges (PBB) for the refurbished Terminal 3 and 4; adding new services and facilities to ensure that customers continue to enjoy pleasant, safe, and efficient services.
The airport is a live environment, therefore the construction needs to have minimal impact on existing operations.
Role of Egis
Together with our local subsidiary Projacs, which specialises in project management in the Middle East, we are the project management consultants for design review, construction management and supervision of new airside infrastructure and BHS and PBB installation for the refurbishment of Terminal 3 and 4. These services include the review and approval of contractors’ technical deliverables relating to infrastructure, airfield ground lighting (AGL), NAVAIDS and an upgrade of BHS at Terminals 3 and 4. Most of the airside infrastructure is being redeveloped, including the two runways, taxiways, cargo aprons and isolated parking positions. The entire AGL equipment and systems will be replaced by a LED lighting system with a dedicated IT control system.
The scope of works for this project which started in March 2020 and will extend until end 2022, covers the following airside facilities: new taxiways; new cargo apron; rehabilitation of existing taxiways; extension of the existing fuel line; and miscellaneous drainage improvements.
Egis is also already working on an ongoing project at Riyadh Airport, providing construction supervision and project management for the installation of the new Passenger Boarding Bridges (PBBs), 400Hz power units and preconditioned air (PCA) systems.
Through this new appointment, Egis has reinforced its position as a partner of choice for the region’s fast-growing airports in order to better prepare them for large-scale influxes of passengers. Cédric Barbier, Executive Director, Aviation for Egis explains: “We have been working at Riyadh Airport for more than six years now on equipment and systems operations and maintenance contracts. For this particularly large and complex project we are mobilising a multi-skilled team of around 90 employees whose work will focus on delivering a sustainable development that complies with all the relevant international and national regulations, codes and standards. Sustainability, safety and innovation will constitute the governing principles of how this project is managed. A full Program Management system will be deployed accordingly. These construction supervision and management services will help KKIA meet future air traffic needs safely and effectively.”