Infraero, Brazil’s national airport authority, has announced five tenders worth $182 million to expand and renovate Hercílio Luz international Airport over the next four years.
The first two tenders are expected to be launched during May, with one involving work on the runways, passenger terminal, and roads, and the other including the construction of a parking area and further road access.
The remaining three tenders will be launched by July. One will involve building a new passenger terminal, while the others entail installing electromechanical equipment, automation and other electronic systems.
According to a spokesperson at Infraero, the budget for each of the individual tenders has yet to be set, but $182 million is expected to be spent on the airport by 2014.
Out of the total budget, $5.2 million will be spent this year, with another $68.4 million to be spent in 2012.
Another $76 million will be invested in the airport in 2013 and a further $32.3 million will be spent in 2014.
Hercílio Luz international airport is 14km from downtown Florianópolis, the state capital of Santa Catarina in Brazil.