Yesterday, Thursday, July 23, the cornerstone was laid in construction on the Control Tower of the Jorge Chávez International Airport in Lima, Peru.
The event was attended by the President of the Republic of Peru, Martín Vizcarra, who emphasized that the start of construction on the new control tower is an important milestone in the expansion project for the Lima International Airport and that it will bring great benefits to Peru in terms of competitiveness.
The event was held with all protocols and measures for social distancing due to the COVID-19 pandemic in place, and it took place where work on the foundation for the new control tower has already begun.
The project was awarded last May to the Wayra consortium, which Ferrovial Construction participates in along with Acciona and JJC, and it marked Ferrovial’s entrance into the Peruvian market. In addition to the air traffic control tower, the project includes construction of a service building to support this control tower, as well as a regulation and transformation center where facilities for the beacon system will be located. Buildings for firefighting and wildlife control will also be built, the latter to house birds of prey and other animals that may appear in the area, as well as the sewer system and the network for drinking water.
“It is an ongoing challenge for us to carry out the project in this current situation with COVID-19... but even with the new protocols and measures provided by the Government, we are managing to meet the contractual schedule while safeguarding the security of our partners' health. Currently, 80 people are working on the project, 50% of whom are from the airport environment, thus providing opportunities of growth to the surrounding communities”
The 65-meter-tall tower, which is made of reinforced concrete and steel pillars, is slated to go into operation in 2022. The project includes a total area of 3,100 m2, including the new tower (1,600 m2) and 1,500 m2 of auxiliary buildings to house the operational facilities.
The project’s completion is scheduled for the second half of 2021.