Signing of contract on enlargement and rearrangement of airport apron

SCT management board chairman Ivan Zidar and Aerodrom Ljubljana CEO Zmago Skobir today signed a contract on the enlargement and rearrangement of the main apron at Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport.

The contractor was selected on the basis of a call for tenders and expects to start work in March. Over the course of three months, the airport will gain additional stands for aircraft, a larger area for de-icing aircraft, an emergency access road, an internal petrol station and a modernised water pumping station for firefighting purposes. The contractual value of the construction, surfacing and installation work to be carried out by SCT is EUR 5.9 million including VAT.

The existing main apron will be extended to the north-west by approximately 38,500 m2. This will provide the airport with five aircraft stands. The extended section of the apron will be connected to the existing taxiway by means of a new connecting section. The new aircraft de-icing areas on the south-western side of the existing apron will make aircraft de-icing procedures easier in winter.

The 109-metre emergency access road will link the existing apron and the runway. An internal petrol station for the use of the aircraft ground handling service will be built on the south-eastern part of the apron. The project also envisages the modernisation of the water pumping station for firefighting purposes.

The enlargement of the apron is also necessary because of the need for substitute aircraft stands to take the place of those that will be closed during construction of the new passenger terminal. This EUR 50 million project is expected to be completed in accordance with plans. The capacity  (passenger throughput) of the terminal will be 2.5 million passengers per year or 850 arriving passengers per hour and the same number of departing passengers. The terminal will provide rapid, effective and high-quality implementation of passenger arrivals and departures (including baggage handling) and border and customs procedures in line with Schengen border standards.

Zgornji Brnik, 5 February