In 2017, Ineco continued to work on different projects for MBJ Airports, operator of Sir Donald Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay, Jamaica, since obtaining the 30-year concession in 2003. It is the main airport in the country in passenger volume: over 4.2 million passengers, an increase of 8.41% compared to 2016.
During 2017, two major projects were developed. The first involved supervision of the overlaying of the taxiways and part of the airport platform. Ineco previously drafted the construction project for this overlaying, and in 2017, already collaborated with MBJ in the bidding process and selection of the contractor to carry out the work. The overlaying is expected to be completed at the end of 2018. This affects the airport’s entire taxiway system and, throughout this period, operation of the airport’s manoeuvring area must be maintained while the work is being carried out.
The second project concerns the renewal of the airport’s check-in area. The Master Plan of the airport for the next 15 years, prepared by Ineco, foresees major short-term works to be developed in order to be able to meet the expected demand with the adequate level of quality. Among these actions are several renovations and enlargements of the terminal building, including the check-in area. Ineco developed a project to redesign and modernise this area of the terminal, which is about 5,000 m2, proposing a renewed image inspired by the natural environment of Jamaica.
Ineco has been working for MBJ for about 10 years. In this time, it has carried out several consulting and planning activities (Master Plan 2009, Master Plan 2016), construction projects (track overlaying, taxiway overlaying, Fire Rescue and Fire Fighting Services building) and supervision of construction.