New Quito International Airport starts flight ops
27 February 2013
Aecon Group Inc. has announced the commencement of commercial flight operations at the state-of-the-art New Quito International Airport in Ecuador. The Canadian-led initiative brought together a number of Canadian contributors including Aecon as partner of both the construction joint venture and the concessionaire; Canadian Commercial Corporation as prime contractor; Export Development Canada as a lender; as well as MMM Group, a Canadian engineering and design firm. “The Quito Airport project is illustrative of what Canadian firms bring to complex international construction projects: construction expertise, state-of-the-art architectural design and engineering, as well as the successful implementation of a public-private-partnership,” said John M. Beck, CEO of Aecon Group Inc. Aecon built the greenfield airport as part of a 50:50 joint venture with Brazil-based construction company Andrade Gutierrez Constructores S.A. Work on the engineer/procure/construct contract involved all critical infrastructure for the airport including the passenger terminal, runways, control tower, ancillary buildings, as well as the supply and integration of the IT, navigation and security systems. The airport was built for Corporaciσn Quiport S.A. (Quiport), the concessionaire of the airport in which Aecon holds a 42.3% economic stake. – Aecon’s partners in Quiport are CCR S.A., Airport Development Corporation of Toronto and HAS Development Corporation of Houston, TX (affiliated with the Houston Airport System).