WSP receives Queen Alia International Airport contract in Jordan

5 January 2015 (Last Updated January 5th, 2015 18:30)

Engineering professional services consulting firm WSP has been re-appointed as independent engineer for the new $800m passenger terminal at Queen Alia International Airport (QAIA), Amman, Jordan.

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Engineering professional services consulting firm WSP has been re-appointed as independent engineer for the new $800m passenger terminal at Queen Alia International Airport (QAIA), Amman, Jordan.

The company has been appointed in a joint venture with local Jordanian consultant Consolidated Consultants (CC).

The new passenger terminal is being built under a Public Private Partnership (P3) agreement between the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan and Airport International Group, the airport concessionaire.

Project financiers, led by the World Banks' IFC and the Islamic Development Bank (IDB), also re-appointed the WSP + CC joint venture to provide technical advice and support related to the project financing.

WSP director Jim Ratliff said: "Our re-appointment to this high-profile project reflects WSP's increasing presence right across the aviation sector, from front-end planning to design and environmental consultancy.

"Our re-appointment…reflects WSP's increasing presence right across the aviation sector, from front-end planning to design and environmental consultancy."

"We have worked on several of the world's largest airports such as the new Hamad International Airport (HIA) in Doha, which is ongoing, and Heathrow / Gatwick Airports so this just consolidates our offering.

"In the UK, our structures, building services and acoustics teams are helping to further upgrade Heathrow airport and we have just finished a connectivity study on Leeds Bradford International Airport (LBIA)."

As part of WSP + CC, WSP has been providing independent engineering services at QAIA, since its initial appointment in December 2007.

In combination with Parsons Brinckerhoff, WSP is a professional services consulting firm and has more than 500 offices across 39 countries.


Image: The terminal is being built under a P3 agreement between the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan and Airport International Group. Photo: courtesy of WSP.