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ADPI continues Asian expansion with new China and South Korea contracts

After winning the architecture competition in September 2014 to design the new Beijing Daxing International Airport, ADP Ingénierie (ADPI) is expanding its business in Asia, especially in China.

Indeed, in addition to Bejing Daxing, ADPI – a wholly-owned subsidiary of Aéroports de Paris – is currently working at Chengdu Shuangliu, Hong Kong and Shanghai Pudong airports in China.

New Chengdu airport

In conjunction with Chinese partners, ADPI has won the international competition for the master plan and the architecture of the first terminal of the new airport in Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan province.

The competition was won in the face of prestigious competitors, including a large number of international agencies.

In order to deal with capacity issues at the present airport, Shuangliu (China's fifth-busiest airport), the local authorities (Civil Aviation Administration of China) have decided to build a new airport with an initial capacity of around 40 million passengers, rising eventually to reach 90 million.

If it is become reality, such throughout would make the new gateway one of the largest airports in South-West China.

The first part of the airport is scheduled for commissioning in 2019. 

For now, ADPI is working in cooperation with CSWADI, a Chinese firm, on optimising  the architectural concept.

Hong Kong International Airport

In partnership with the local branch of global engineering specialists, Meinhardt, ADPI has won the tender to design an extension to the main terminal (Terminal 1) that would raise the airport’s capacity by up to 10mppa.

This involves primarily expanding the terminal's landside area in order to enhance the check-in and baggage-handling facilities, as well as passenger flows.

ADPI is also working on an apron extension  to provide parking space for 24 additional widebody aircraft. 

Shanghai Pudong

ADPI has been selected, by the Chinese authorities and one of the main local design institutes to audit the future development projects at Shanghai Pudong International Airport.

It claims that the contract illustrates the quality of the relationship between ADPI and Shanghai Pudong Airport, which dates back to the 1990s when Aéroports de Paris carried out the preparation of the gateway’s master plan and studies for its first terminal.

Shanghai Pudong Airport exceeded the 50-million-passenger mark in 2014 and forecasts for traffic growth are expecting it to reach an annual throughput of 80 million passengers by 2020

Elsewhere in Asia

Lastly, ADPI has recently been selected to conduct upstream studies on two provincial airports in South Korea – Jeju and a planned new gateway in Youngham.

At Jeju International Airport it has been commissioned to conduct a study that investigates the possibilty of expanding the country's third-largest airport, while in Youngnam it is currently working with the Korean Transport Institute (KOTI) on a feasibility study for a new airport in the south-east of the country.

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