lux-Airport starts a complete runway rehabilitation of the airport’s single 4,000 meters long runway. The SOMO Findel Airport Consortium, an association of well-experienced construction companies, namely: Colas, Felix Giorgetti SàRL, C. Karp-Kneip Constructions SA, and JDC Airports SA won the tender for the works. They will be executed over the next two years from spring to autumn, in the airport’s night curfew, between 23:00h and 06:00h. Working at night allows to fully using the runway during the opening hours. Regular flight schedules will not be affected. The scope of the works is a full renewal to a state-of-the-art runway, including side strips, water drainage, and signs. The runway lights will be updated to the most modern LED system, saving energy and reducing the CO2 emission of the airport.
“In fact, we are building a new runway on top of the old one at night time while keeping the only runway of our country open for all regular flight schedules. Therefore it was important to us to choose a well-experienced construction partner” said René Steinhaus, Chief Executive Officer of lux-Airport.
“We are very much looking forward to the runway renovation at Luxembourg Airport. The entire concept is designed to be efficient, safe, and sustainable. Luxembourg will get a state-of-the-art runway in a high-speed timeframe” said Stéphane Brondino, spokesperson of the SOMO Consortium.
The preparation works started already. One of the first visible, tangible changes is a new security checkpoint, which gives quick access to the runway construction site. The runway rehabilitation’s main works will start next week by replacing the asphalt layer piecewise and installing a new drainage system. The works are done in sections, and the runway will be open throughout the standard flight schedule. In the following month, more than 300 people will be working on the project daily.