Hochtief subsidiary wins second Melbourne Airport construction package

CPB Contractors, an Australian subsidiary of German construction giant Hochtief has been selected to complete a second major package of construction work at Melbourne Airport in Australia.

CPB, part of Hochtief-owned CIMIC Group announced this week that it had been chosen by Australian airports group Australia Pacific Airports (Melbourne) to complete the project, known as stage two of the Melbourne Airport Naarm Way Project.

Melbourne Airport Naarm Way Project. Image: CPB Contractors

The work includes building an 18-metre-wide pedestrian bridge and gateway from the T123 carpark to the terminals, reconfiguring a forecourt, creating a vertical transport hub, and reconfiguring the T123 carpark.

The project is set for completion in late 2026.

It is the second project that CPB is delivering at Melbourne Airport, having been awarded the Qantas T1 Security and Screening Project in December 2023.

CPB said that the two projects will generate revenue of approximately A$260 million (US$173 million)

HOCHTIEF CEO Juan Santamaría said that, with passenger numbers at the airport expected to double to nearly 76 million by 2042, the work would help improve passenger and freight access to the airport.

“These upgrades will set a new standard in visitor and customer experience at Melbourne Airport, easing congestion and saving time at both at passenger drop-off and pick-up, and at security screening,” he said.

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