Airport operator DAA appoints Turner & Townsend on five-year framework

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Vincent Harrison, chief commercial and development officer of DAA (left) and Vincent Clancy, chief executive officer at Turner & Townsend, pictured at the signing of their framework agreement.

Turner & Townsend is to support DAA in the delivery of its capital investment programme.

Turner & Townsend has been appointed by airport operator DAA (previously Dublin Airport Authority) as its integrated delivery partner on a five-year framework.

The Turner & Townsend team, supported by its partners AECOM, Arup and Wilson James, will augment DAA’s existing in-house infrastructure teams in the ongoing delivery of its capital investment programme 2020+, while developing a ‘single integrated culture’.

Led by Turner & Townsend, the integrated delivery partner team will support DAA in the provision of programme management, commercial and technical services for Dublin Airport, Cork Airport and DAA International’s portfolio.

Following its regulatory approval in 2022, DAA’s Capital Investment Programme 2020+ will see the sustainable development of Dublin Airport as an international hub, ensuring it has the capacity to connect Ireland to key existing and emerging global markets.

Turner & Townsend, AECOM and Arup have supported DAA with planning, environmental and project delivery on its capital investments over the past 20 years, including the delivery of Terminal 2. Since 2019, the team has also worked with DAA to deliver its advanced hold baggage screening programme, ensuring state-of-the-art standards of safety and security for travellers passing through the airport.

Vincent Clancy, chief executive officer at Turner & Townsend said: “Our team supported by AECOM, Arup, and Wilson James (Logistics) has a proven track record of successful partnership at Dublin Airport, Heathrow, Abu Dhabi and other global airports. With our talented teams of technical experts, we are ideally placed to support DAA as it moves into the next phase of Capital Investment Programme 2020+.

“DAA’s vision for the airport will place it amongst the world’s most advanced in terms of the sustainability of its infrastructure and the overall experience for passengers. We are looking forward to taking our collaboration with DAA to the next level at Dublin Airport, Cork Airport and across its international portfolio.”

Kenny Jacobs, chief executive officer of DAA, said: “DAA’s capital investment programme will enhance the passenger journey at Dublin Airport and provide additional capacity to cater for future demand, both from overseas and as a result of population growth here in Ireland.

“We plan to deliver lots of exciting infrastructure projects and improvements over the coming years, including new piers and aircraft stands, which will support the future growth and performance of Dublin Airport and enable DAA to deliver on its commitment to reduce carbon emissions by 51% by 2030 and achieve net-zero by 2050.”