A Franco-Croatian consortium has emerged as the frontrunner for the 30-year contract to upgrade and refurbish Croatia’s Zagreb Airport.
Aeroport de Paris Management and Bouygues Batiment International – subsidiaries, respectively, of French airports operator Aeroport de Paris and French infrastructure developer Bouygues – together with Croatian construction company Viadukt make up the consortium that is now the preferred bidder to build a new passenger terminal at Zagreb Airport, the partners announced on Wednesday.
The 30-year contract will see the private sector invest €324 million over the lifecycle of the concession, with €236 million going toward the construction of a new passenger terminal that is expected to more than double the airport’s capacity from the current two million to five million passengers annually. The remaining €88 million will be used to maintain and operate the airport over the concession length.
Aeroports de Paris Management, which already operates 19 airports across the globe, will be responsible for operating and maintaining Zagreb Airport while the three year construction works for the new terminal will be carried out by Bouygues Batiment International, Viadukt and several other Croatian contractors.