Fraport Greece (FG), a subsidiary of Frankfurt Airport Services Worldwide and concession-holder at 14 Greek airports, has announced an upgrade and modernisation program for all 14 sites.
The company has chosen Hill International, a construction risk management firm, to manage the project and provide technical support services.
The Greek State agreed to grant Fraport Greece the 40-year management, operation and development concession in December 2015, following an international privatisation process.
Since entering the agreement, Fraport Greece has begun a capital expenditure programme, representing an investment of approximately €415 million, for the modernisation, development and/or expansion of the airports’ infrastructure.
The project includes work ranging from the refurbishment of existing terminals to the construction of new landside and airside facilities.
The aim is to improve operational processes, safety and the travel experiences of passengers. Aktion, Chania (Crete), Corfu, Kavala, Kefalonia, Kos, Lesvos (Mitilini), Mykonos, Rhodes, Samos, Santorini, Skiathos, Thessaloniki and Zakynthos will all benefit from the modernisation process.
Hill International’s three-year contract will require them to support Fraport Greece’s in-house divisions for the management of the infrastructure works related to the European Union Aviation Safety Agency Certification compliance programme for all airports, the commercial development programme, the management of works associated with the environmental compliance programme and the provision of related contractual advice, among other things.