Noida International Airport to be built by Tata Projects

Infrastructure major Tata Projects has won the engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contract for the greenfield Noida International Airport in Jewar.

The Yamuna International Airport Pvt Ltd (YIAPL) – the special purpose vehicle (SPV) to develop the Noida airport, selected Tata Projects from three shortlisted teams with experience in the design, procurement, and construction of large infra projects.

The Government of Uttar Pradesh had signed the concession agreement with Yamuna International Airport Private Limited (YIAPL)- which has been incorporated as a Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV)- on October 7, 2020, to begin the development of the Noida International Airport (NIA) at Jewar.

Tata Projects has won the engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contract for the greenfield Noida International Airport in Jewar.

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The project is being developed as a public-private partnership between Zurich Airport and Uttar Pradesh government. Zurich Airport is investing INR 5,700 crore for phase I and has tied up around INR 3,725 crore in debt from the State Bank of India for the project.

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With the contract for the Noida airport, Tata Projects beat L&T and Shapoorji Pallonji for its only second airport project after Allahabad which is built in a record time of 11 months. The first phase of Noida Airport is expected to be ready in about two years.

Noida International Airport to be built by Tata Projects

Tata Projects will construct the terminal, runway, airside infrastructure, roads, utilities, landside facilities and other ancillary buildings at Noida International Airport.

The passenger terminal will comprise parameters such as short and efficient passenger flows, digital services, and minimal environmental impact. Noida airport will be a digital airport in India, enabling contactless travel and personalized services for families, senior citizens, and business travellers.

“Tata Projects will work closely with YIAPL to deliver India’s most advanced and environment-friendly airport on time. We shall deploy the latest technologies in its construction while meeting the highest standards of quality, safety, and sustainability. We are proud to be entrusted the EPC works for the greenfield Noida International Airport at Jewar.”

Vinayak Pai, CEO and MD Designate, Tata Projects Ltd

Noida airport’s design pivots on sustainable development and it will be the country’s first net-zero emissions airport.

The airport will be designed and developed keeping in mind the requirements of green infrastructures such as IGBC certified buildings, rainwater harvesting, zero liquid discharge sewage treatment plant, and waste management facility amongst others.

“With the award of this EPC contract, our project enters the next phase, which will witness a rapid increase in the pace of construction activities on site. Together with Tata Projects, we’re working to deliver a passenger terminal, runway, and other airport infrastructure with a capacity of 12 million passengers annually, by 2024.”

Christoph Schnellmann, Chief Executive Officer, Yamuna International Airport Pvt Ltd. (YIAPL)

Meanwhile, other notable works of Tata Projects include the New Parliament Building, Mumbai Trans-Harbour Link, multiple stretches of Dedicated Freight Corridors, and Metro Rail Lines across cities like Mumbai, Pune, Delhi, Lucknow, Ahmedabad, and Chennai.

Currently, much of India’s private airport expansion is being undertaken by Larsen & Toubro’s arm L&T Construction, which has built Delhi’s Terminal-3, Mumbai’s Terminal-2, and the Kannur International Airport, in addition to doing airport expansion works in various cities like New Delhi, Bengaluru, Chennai, Hyderabad. The company has also received the contract to build the Greenfield airport at Navi Mumbai.

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