Lagan Construction International have been appointed to undertake works at three separate military bases worldwide worth close to £40 million. Lagan Construction International has been contracted to undertake work at military bases with the Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) in both Gibraltar and Cyprus, as well as a contract with the US Naval Facilities Engineering Command for runway repairs at the Naval Air Station Whiting Field in Florida.
“Having completed projects on over 50 airports across five continents, airport infrastructure works are now a core part of our business. Our teams are experienced in providing the engineering skills and technologies necessary to deliver both airside and groundside support facilities. We have a fully committed team to ensure the contracts are delivered with the highest safety standards, within programme and cost requirements.”Colin Loughran, CEO
Work on the RAF Gibraltar base details a repair and upgrade of the current runway surface as well as an upgrade of the airfield ground lighting with the project due to be finished by next January. The Gibraltar airfield has a 6,000 ft runway, and as well as being a military airfield run by the RAF, it is also an international airport servicing scheduled civilian flights to and from the UK.
The contract at the RAF Akrotiri base in Cyprus is a joint venture between Lagan Construction International and Iacovou Brothers, one of the island’s leading construction companies, with work to be completed by January 2017.
The project in Florida will consist of reconstruction and rehabilitation of runways, which will take around a year to complete.