Yamuna International Airport Private Limited (YIAPL) has selected Tata Projects Limited as its EPC contractor among three companies for the upcoming Noida International Airport (NIA).
YIAPL has demonstrated experience in the design, procurement, and construction of large infrastructure projects, according to company officials. Tata Projects will build the terminal, runway, airside infrastructure, roads, utilities, landside facilities, and other ancillary buildings at NIA.
Christoph Schnellmann, chief executive officer of YIAPL, said, “We are pleased to partner with Tata Projects for the design, procurement, and construction work at Noida International Airport. Together with Tata Projects, we’re aiming to deliver a passenger terminal, runway, and other airport infrastructure with a capacity of 12 million passengers annually, by 2024. With this EPC contract, our project enters the next phase. In enabling, promoting, and strengthening India’s aviation ecosystem, Noida International Airport will contribute to job creation and economic growth within the state and nationwide.”
Tata Projects has previously completed projects for the new Parliament building, Mumbai’s trans-harbor link, multiple stretches of dedicated freight corridors, and metro rail lines across many cities including Mumbai, Pune, Delhi, Lucknow, Ahmedabad, and Chennai. It also constructed the Prayagraj Airport terminal in 11 months, a record.
Tata Projects is proud to receive the EPC contract for the greenfield Noida International Airport at Jewar. We will use the latest technologies to construct it while ensuring the highest standards of quality, safety, and sustainability,” said Vinayak Pai, CEO and MD designate of Tata Projects.
For the NIA, so far, work has included gaining security clearance, signing the concession agreement, selecting architects, launching the brand identity, signing the shareholder and state support agreements, approving the masterplan and the development plan, completing a financial close with SBI, selecting a concessionaire to design, build, and operate a fuel farm, and partnering with AAI for CNS ATM services at the airport.
The concession period has officially commenced on October 1, 2021. Following the ground-breaking ceremony by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in November 2021, preparation for EPC activities had been initiated with earthworks and boundary construction at the site. With the closure of the EPC contract, the first phase of the airport is on track to be delivered within three years of the commencement of the concession period.
NIA will be a digital airport in India, providing contactless travel and personalized services to families, the elderly, and business travelers. As a result, it will combine Indian culture and hospitality with Swiss technology to create a modern, user-friendly design inspired by India.