Atkins has secured a contract from Puerto Rico Ports Authority (PRPA) to provide consultancy services for the development of Puerto Rico's airport infrastructure in the next five years.
The PRPA is a governmental agency that develops, operates and oversees all seaports and airports in Puerto Rico.
Under the contract, Atkins will serve as an architectural, engineering and planning advisor for PRPA airport grant projects across the country.
Additionally, the company will help PRPA engineers, planners and operations staff in the planning, designing, procuring and supervising of infrastructure projects.
In 1997, PRPA first selected Atkins' Puerto-Rico business unit, Atkins Caribe, as engineering consultant and has appointed it many times since then for airport planning, engineering and other construction management services.
Atkins North America CEO L Joe Boyer said they have a long-term professional relationship with the PRPA, having designed and planned projects at nine out of the ten PRPA-owned airports in Puerto Rico over the last 16 years.
"The award of this new contract will further strengthen our relationship with the PRPA and enable us to bring a world-class team of experts to its grant projects," Boyer said.
In 2008, Atkins also helped PRPA to transform the former Roosevelt Roads Naval Station into a civilian airport, the José Aponte de la Torre Airport.
Image: Atkins assisted PRPA in the reconstruction of Runway 10-28 at Luis Muñoz Marin International Airport, near San Juan in Puerto Rico. Photo: courtesy of Lagan Construction.