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Knock Airport Announces Delivery Team For Runway Revamp

By Dave Simpson
Knock Airport Announces Delivery Team For Runway Revamp

Ireland West Airport Knock has announced the awarding of the main construction contract for the rehabilitation of the airport's runway to a joint venture comprising Lagan Airport Maintenance and Clare Civil Engineering Company Ltd, known as LCJV.

The appointment of the contractors follows their successful joint bid under an EU tender process. This design and tender process was led by Atkins Ireland following their appointment by Ireland West Airport as specialist consultants in 2018.

An €11.2m Undertaking

The project will cost €11.2 million and is supported to the value of 75% of the total by the Department of Tourism, Transport and Sport, with the airport funding in the region of €2.8 million from its own funds to complete the project.

Preparatory works will begin immediately, with main resurfacing works scheduled to start in May. The project will include a complete resurfacing of the existing runway and taxiway surfaces, the removal and reinstatement of runway edge, centre line, and touch down zone lighting, ducting and other associated works. These works are scheduled to ensure that the airport's runway continues to meet the regulations governing the operation and specification of runways at major airports.

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