Centralny Port Komunikacyjny (CPK) to select and sign contracts with key suppliers for airport construction

The company Centralny Port Komunikacyjny (CPK) – the Polish government mega-project aimed at building a new airport built from scratch – is in the process of selecting and signing contracts with key suppliers for the construction of the new airport CPK. These will provide planning documents for the passenger terminal, railway station and transport hub, runways and taxiways, air traffic control tower, cargo terminals, hotels, office buildings and multi-storey car parks, among other things.

An astonishing number of around 60,000 construction drawings have to be created and integrated into the digital model. Due to its unprecedented magnitude, the task was divided into different project scopes created simultaneously – in an integrated team: with the participation of CPK experts and external consultants, such as experts from Incheon Airport in Seoul. The goal is for the multidisciplinary design plans and specifications to come together and form an efficient and complete project.

Master Architect (MA)

A master architect is at the center of the major planning tasks planned for the construction of the new airport. The task is to design the heart of the airport: in addition to the passenger terminal, the train station, the transport hub (PTI) and the baggage handling system (BHS).

The basic scope of services includes concept and construction drafts as well as detailed plans. Master Architect assignments alone should have 200-300 designers working with CPK at peak times! Almost 20,000 drawings of varying complexity are created for this task alone. The design concept should be ready by the middle of next year, giving the contractor two and a half years for the entire task.

Centralny Port Komunikacyjny has closed this much-anticipated tender related to the construction of the new CPK airport in Poland, signing an agreement with a consortium of Foster + Partners and Buro Happold Limited, whose offer proved to be the most advantageous in the selection process for a master’s Architect (MA), on November 10, 2022.

The contract value (including the tasks covered by the option right) is PLN 696 million net (approx. EUR 150 million). Concept design of key CPK assets is expected to be ready as early as mid-2023 and all other design services will be completed within two and a half years of contract signing.

The Foster + Partners bid was selected from companies shortlisted for the competitive dialogue: consortiums Zaha Hadid Architects and WSP UK Limited; Dar Al-Handasah and Perkins&Will; Vidal y Asociados Estudio de Arquitectura, Weston Williams + Partners LLP, gmp International GmbH and Kohn Pedersen Fox

Civil Engineer (MCE)

In the case of the general master civil engineer, the selection is already legally binding. In the past few days, CPK has signed a contract with Dar Al-Handasah Consultants. The civil engineer has 7.5 months to develop the conceptual design and 12 months for the building plans and specifications.

The responsibilities of the MCE include the preparation of multidisciplinary design plans and specifications for the technical infrastructure, including runways, taxiways, parking aprons, railway tunnels, airport systems and networks and other connections, and the technical facilities.

The designer is a member of the Dar Group, which is responsible for projects at Dubai and Qatar airports (the latter is #1 in the latest Skytrax ranking of the world’s best airports). The company also provided design assistance for the expansion of Chicago’s O’Hare Airport, New York’s LaGuardia, San Francisco International Airport and Hangzhou Xiaoshan in China.

Support Infrastructure Engineering (SI)

This includes conceptual, technical, detailed and structural design and obtaining the necessary permits for airport support facilities. “We have divided them into two parts: they are airport specific and cover facilities where airport experience is not critical. We have divided them, so they take place in the form of two framework contracts, through which we intend to commission the executive procedure“, says Miko?aj Wild, President of CPK.

The first SIE tender, announced in August, was for the design of an air traffic control tower, airport operations center, aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) base, emergency and firefighting buildings, airport services, etc. 15 companies and design consortia applied, including some from Poland. The evaluation of the bids is ongoing and a framework contract will be signed shortly with the selected contractors.

This month, CPK announced a call for tenders for its second SIE framework contract: to provide design plans and specifications for hotels, offices, retail facilities, cargo terminals and multi-storey car parks at the airport and Airport City. The deadline for submitting offers is mid-November. As with the first SIE call, CPK plans to sign off on a schedule of 15 participants.

Airport System Integration Designer (ASID)

Now it’s time for the last of “Project Four”. The CPK is in the final stages of selecting an airport systems integration designer. ASID Designer responsibilities include the implementation and integration of specialized airport systems that enable the automation of airport operations and the use of digital tools to support the passenger experience.

When designing system integration, it is important to consider any operational processes, cybersecurity policies or available innovative technology solutions, such as: B. Biometric, contactless and modern methods of managing and analyzing data using artificial intelligence (AI).

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