Published on December 8th, 2020 | by Mark Dwyer0
North Runway 2020 – Through The Lens
The Dublin Airport Authority, daa, have released series of new photographs in a document illustrating the construction of the new North Runway at Dublin Airport. North Runway will be located 1.69km to the north, and parallel to, the existing main 10R/28L runway at Dublin Airport. The new runway will be 3,110 metres long and 75 metres wide with a parallel taxiway located to the south that will be connected into the existing taxiway network. Much of the construction is being delivered landside, that is, outside the security restricted airside area at Dublin Airport.
The project is being delivered through two main packages. The first package, which broadly focused on site clearance and road construction, commenced in December 2016 and was completed one year later in December 2017.
In October 2018, following an international tender process, the main construction contract for North Runway was awarded to a joint venture comprising Irish construction company Roadbridge and the Spanish infrastructure group FCC Construcción (FCC). The second construction package is currently underway and covers the detailed design, construction, testing, commissioning and completion of the runway, taxiways and associated infrastructure.
The main works compound was opened in January 2019 and the project was officially launched on February 14, 2019 by former Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar, Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Shane Ross and daa’s Chief Executive, Dalton Philips.
The document containing the new photos can be viewed here.