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Three large engineering consortia apply for the contract for the CPK Master Plan

The French-Spanish ADP and IDOM consortium, the Dutch NACO group and the German-Austrian ILF submitted tenders in the procedure for the contractor of the Master Plan for the CPK. Before the end of the year, CPK plans to sign an agreement with the Contractor

The procedure for the technical support consultant for the preparation of the CPK Masterplan is conducted in the form of a competitive dialog. Three large consortia have submitted tenders, which provide engineering and design services, manage and supervise airport construction in different parts of the world.

The Master Plan is a key pre-design study which determines, i.a., technicalparameters, final location and financing concept of the new airport. This procedure is one of the milestones of the CPK, an investment needed by Poland. I am glad that the tenders in the procedure were submitted by companies with such extensive international experience in the execution of infrastructural investments

The Master Plan is a key pre-design study which determines, i.a., technicalparameters, final location and financing concept of the new airport. This procedure is one of the milestones of the CPK, an investment needed by Poland. I am glad that the tenders in the procedure were submitted by companies with such extensive international experience in the execution of infrastructural investments

The Master Plan elements will be: detailed location of the airportandthe concept of staging its construction, which are to be prepared in parallel with environmental and field surveys.

The study will also include, i.a.:

  • air traffic forecasts (taking into account the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the aviation market),
  • capacity analyses of the planned airport infrastructure,
  • operational strategy of the luggage and logistics system
  • and advanced cost and specialist analyses.

The CPK Master Plan will ensure the integration of the airport with the rail and road network. Together with the master planner, we will also develop the principles of development of the nearest surroundings of the CPK, the so-called Airport City. We will also jointly prepare all other documents necessary to develop the CPK. If there are no appeals against the tender procedure, this year we will sign an agreement with the selected contractor

says Mikołaj Wild, President of CPK

The CPK Master Plan will be finished in 2022, but the acceptances of individual components will start next year.

CPK required the master planner candidates to be experienced in the preparation of similar documentation: for large hubs, for greenfield infrastructure projects (designed and built from scratch), and for airports supported by rail transport. The Company also verified the financial and economic capacities to perform a contract of such scale as the CPK.

ADP Ingénierie is a subsidiary of the ADP Group, which operates airports such as de Gaulle and Orly airports in Paris. The company operates in 20 countries and employs 420 experts in total. It was involved, i.a., in the construction of the Daxing airport in Beijing and the Incheon airport in Seoul. IDOM is a Spanish engineering group with more than 3.8 thousand people working in 45 offices in different parts of the world. This company prepared, i.a., the structural design of Terminal 2 for Heathrow in London. It participated in the development of a master plan for airports i.a. in Manila in the Philippines and Santa Lucia in Mexico.

NACO Netherlands Airport Consultants and Royal HaskoningDHV are consortium members from the Netherlands. Since the beginning of its operations, NACO has been involved in projects at more than 600 airports worldwide, i.a., in the construction of the Daxing airport in Beijing, which was opened last year, and prepared master plans, e.g. for the ports: in the capital city of Mexico and Phnom Penh in Cambodia. Since the 1950s, NACO has worked with Amsterdam-Schiphol airport, the third airport in Europe in terms of the number of passengers (72 million in 2019). Royal Haskoning DHV has its offices in 30 countries and employs more than 5.8 thousand specialists in total.

ILF consulting Engineers is a German-Austrian corporation which has participated in the CPK tender in a consortium with amd.sigma. The majority shareholder of the latter is Munich Airport (the only European hub airport awarded five stars in the Skytrax airport quality ranking). ILF is currently preparing an extension concept until 2035 for Terminal 1 of the Munich Airport. The company developed master plans for, i.a., Vienna airport in Austria, Zhengzhou airport in China and Quito airport in Ecuador. Over 50 years, ILF completed over 6 thousand projects in 150 countries. It employs 2.4 thousand people in more than 40 offices on five continents.

In parallel to the master plan procedure, CPK conducts the strategic advisor procedure, in which tenders were submitted by two Asian airports in the second half of October this year: Incheon in Seul and Narita in Tokio. The strategic advisor shall provide operational and commercial knowledge for the design, construction and efficient management of a large airport hub. CPK plans to select a strategic advisor before the end of the year – similarly as the Masterplan contractor. The advisor contract will be signed for three years, which means that it will cover the planning and design stages of the airport investment.

Both entities – the master planner from Europe and strategic advisor from Asia – will be part of the integrated CPK team, which will prepare the construction of the CPK.

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The substantive support of the Polish Geological Institute – National Research Institute (PIG-PIB) will first and foremost concern the scope of engineering geology, hydrogeology and subsoil survey. The PIG–PIB performs the tasks of the state geological service and the state hydrogeological service in Poland.

The Agreement between CPK and PIG-PIB is an announcement of substantive cooperation which must translate into a quick progressof works at this important infrastructure project

MARCIN HORAŁA, THE DEPUTY MINISTER OF INFRASTRUCTURE, GOVERNMENT PLENIPOTENTIARY FOR THE CPK

The aim of the cooperation is to consult and select high-quality test methods, as well as to optimise the standard of site surveys to be performed by the contractors. CPK and PIG–PIB undertook to appoint a working team to implement the arrangements provided for in the agreement.

The PIG–PIB consultancy will be necessary already during the preparation stage of the assumptions for cooperation with the site survey advisor for the preparation of the CPK Airport Master Plan. The task of the site survey contractor will be to prepare, in cooperation with CPK, among others, the input to the geological and geophysical documentation, maps for design purposes, assessment of the technical condition of civil structures, archaeological surveys and unexploded ordnance survey.

The CPK is not only an airport, but an entire transport system that will revolutionise travelling in Poland. We are preparing an infrastructure project with a total value of capital expenditures exceeding PLN 100 billion. In order to ensure efficient implementation, extensive cooperation with experts in their fields is necessary, and such experts are provided by the PIG–PIB.

MIKOŁAJ WILD, THE PRESIDENT OF THE CPK COMPANY

We have over a century of experience, expertise and outstanding experts in engineering geology, hydrogeology and geohazards. We will effectively advise which geological factors should be taken into account in the process of planning, preparing and implementing the investment and will help to interpret the geological data obtained during the works.

DIRECTOR OF THE INSTITUTE, MATEUSZ DAMRAT, PHD, ENG., WHO SIGNED THE COOPERATION AGREEMENT WITH CPK ON BEHALF OF PIG–PIB

The Agreement shall be valid throughout the period of the CPK investment. According to the programmes presented by the CPK company in June this year, the launch of the first stage of the airport (two runways with the necessary infrastructure, which will enable to handle up to 45 million passengers per year) is expected asat the end of 2027. The CPK railway investments were planned for the years 2020-2034, with a part of the sections to be ready upon launching the airport operation.

It is yet another cooperation agreement signed by the CPK company with the state-owned entities. In March 2020, the CPK and the General Directorate for National Roads and Motorways (GDDKiA) concluded an agreement concerning the coordination of the investment, including e.g. extension of the A2 motorway at the Warsaw-Łódź section and construction of the Warsaw Metropolitan Area Ring Road. CPK also cooperates, among others, with the Instituteof Meteorology and Water Management (IMGW), obtaining from it the data necessary for planning the airport.

The CPK company is currently conducting a competitive dialogue with the SeoulIncheon and TokyoNarita airports, which will result in the selection of a strategic adviser this year. In the airport part of the project, there is being conducted, among others, a procedure aimed at selecting a technical consultant for the Master Plan (a study specifying, among others, the detailed parameters of the airport, the investment area, dimensions and location of infrastructure elements, traffic forecasts, construction staging plan and the development concept of the land around the airport).

In the railway part of the project, the company, among others, completes the analysis of comments and opinions as part of the nationwide consultations on the railway and road Strategic Location Study (SLS). Preparations for nature inventories are in progress for the sections of railway lines which will be executed first and for which the first construction works are to start in 2023.

The companies invited to the consultations include, i.a., Polskie Linie Lotnicze LOT, LS Airport Services and Welcome Airport Services handling companies, LOT AMS and LS Technics technical maintenance companies, Poczta Polska, DHL, FedEx, UPS and TNT freight forwarding and logistics companies, Orlen and Lotos fuel suppliers, as well as, among others, the Polish Medical Air Rescue, Police, Border Guard, Chief Sanitary Inspectorate and Institute of Meteorology and Water Management.

The CPK company asked the air service providers and the state institutions about both the inventory of their infrastructure currently present at the Chopin Airport and about the forecasts and expectations for the end of 2027 when the first stage of the CPK is planned to be handed over for operation. The questions concern, among others:

  • Type of buildings
  • Minimum required surface area
  • Number and location of facilities
  • Surface area and cubic capacity of buildings
  • Required vicinity of other infrastructure elements
  • Utilities supply
  • Demad for parking areas and staging areas
  • Number of employees in the facilities.

The information will be collected from the entities involved by 1 July 2020. The CPK company plans that the companies and institutions will receive a summary of this stage of the consultations on 15July.

We invited a broad range of Polish and international entities which will be users of the future airport to take part in the consultations. Owing to that, the CPK company will obtain detailed information on, among others, the preferred location of the facilities, required vicinity, demand for connections and expected number of employees.

SAYS MARCIN HORAŁA, THE GOVERNMENT PLENIPOTENTIARY FOR THE CPK.

The data collected in this way will be processed and used to the extent specified in the conditions of cooperation with the Master Planner. The company is currently conducting a tender procedure in order to select a company to perform this function.

This year, we plan to sign the agreement with the selected Contractor. Then, works on the Master Plan of the airport will commence and will be carried out by the integrated CPK and Master Planner team. We have just started the first of the planned consultations on the infrastructure for purpose of the Master Plan

SAYS MIKOŁAJ WILD, THE PRESIDENT OF CPK.

The 350-page strategic brief of the CPK is an integral part of the preparations for the Master Plan, which systematised the assumptions of the infrastructure elements. It is based on almost 10 thousand comments from almost 150 entities that participated in previous consultation stages this and last year.

At the same time, the concept of the future airport is reviewed by air carriers within the Airport Consultative Committee (ACC), which was set up last year by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) in cooperation with the CPK. So far, two meetings took place within the ACC in Warsaw: in July and October last year. Currently, due to the global epidemiological situation, meetings are held online.

Currently a Multiannual Programme is at the stage of government arrangements, which will determine the planned expenditures on the CPK in the following years. The company plans for the next three months also include, among others, the selection of a strategic advisor from among the largest and the best operational hub airports of the world.

The number of partners participating in consultations will be expanded with additional groups such as distribution network administrators, providers of new technologies and smart infrastructural solutions. Negotiations will concern more detailed issues. We will move on from discussing the general demand for infrastructural components, to agreeing their specific parameters.

We attach great importance to consultations with industry partners. We want to make sure that the CPK meets the expectations of future users, suppliers and business partners. We believe that building an efficient airport is impossible without talking to other companies and listening to those who will be using the airport and providing it with products and services.

That is why consultations will continue in the future. Each entity participating in the Stakeholder Forum will be able to declare its expectations and needs regarding the infrastructure of the prospective airport. Thanks to additional stages of strategic consultations, we will obtain the knowledge required to commission a general plan for the CPK Airport, which we are planning to do this year.

We note that in mid-April, the CPK enterprise commenced the process of strategic arrangements with industry partners (carriers, infrastructure administrators, handling companies, cargo operators, freight forwarders, fuel suppliers etc.).

Participants in the CPK Stakeholder Forum include such entities as LOT Polish Airlines, Polish Air Navigation Services Agency, Polish Post, Orlen, LOTOS, PERN, the Border Guard, LOT AMS, LS Airport Services, LS Technics, Welcome Airport Services, National Tax Administration, Polish Hotel Holding, the General National Roads and Motorways Authority, FedEx, DHL, UPS and TNT Express.

At the inaugural meeting, which featured over 60 representatives of businesses and institutions interested in the project, the CPK project sponsor described the principles of the concept of the prospective airport (consistent with the attached diagram), discussed the scheduled stages of the project, showed a working block diagram of the implementation of the project and assumptions made by the CPK enterprise as to the formula and scope of collaboration. All businesses invited to the meeting were given time to submit their comments and expectations.

We have concluded gathering requests as part of the first stage of strategic consultations. We received over 400 comments and proposals concerning the infrastructure of the prospective airport relating to airplane, passenger, baggage and cargo services, technical facilities etc. Businesses are happy that the CPK project sponsor is already consulting the assumptions underlying the project at this early stage.  All comments will help us prepare the design assumptions of the airport.

We hope to select a strategic and technical consultant – an international entity with experience in implementing projects involving the design, construction and management of air transport hubs by the end of the current year. The consultant will be responsible for collaborating with the CPK enterprise and providing it with expert guidance on an ongoing basis.

By the end of this year, the CPK will also commission a general (master) plan – one of the most important documents in the process of airport planning and even more expansive and critical when planning greenfield projects. The plan describes the proposed development of the airport, usually over a period of more than 20 years. It contains a number of feasibility and strategy studies such as air traffic projections, dimensioning of the planned infrastructure and its initial location plan, staging of construction works, plan of airspace organisation, strategy of ensuring access to the airport, strategy of sustainable development and impact on local communities as well as a detailed business model of the prospective airport.

A so-called Private Investor Test (PIT) was carried out this year by one of the big four consulting companies which showed that the rate of return on the airport component of the project exceeds 10%. The PIT specifies such factors as the basic parameters of the project and verifies economic arguments in its favour. The results show that the construction of the CPK is economically viable from the point of view of a potential private investor.

The participants of the CPK Stakeholder Forum included, among others, Polskie Linie Lotnicze LOT, BARIP (Board of Airline Representatives in Poland), Polish Air Navigation Services Agency, Poczta Polska, Orlen, LOTOS, PERN, Border Guard, LOT AMS, LS Airport Services, LS Technics, Welcome Airport Services, National Revenue Administration, Polski Holding Hotelowy, General Directorate of National Roads and Motorways, FedEx, DHL, UPS and TNT Express. The event initiated a series of meetings with the CPK business partners. This is the first such extensive forum of participants of the airport investment process in Poland.

The company presented a preliminary definition of the CPK Programme (the so-called airport system model). As regards the airside infrastructure, it includes, among others, the assumed system of parallel runways (two as part of the first stage and subsequent ones added in stages and depending on the demand: with four as part of the target system), taxiways and aprons. The landside infrastructure elements include, for example, passenger, cargo and general aviation terminals, railway station area integrated with the passenger terminal, parking areas and internal roads. The definition of the airport also includes, among others, technical maintenance infrastructure for fuel maintenance, de-icing of aircraft, airport fire brigade, vehicle maintenance and power, gas and sewage connections.

During the meeting, the representatives of the CPK Airport Component familiarized the industry partners with the assumed investment stages, presented a working block diagram, project implementation scheme and assumptions of the Solidarity Transport Hub company regarding the formula and scope of cooperation. By the end of April, the invited companies are to submit their comments and expectations.

The definition of the airport component of the investment is the first step in the planning process and later in the designing of the CPK. In the initial schedule of the airport we have taken into account so far more than 60 infrastructure elements, which will be part of it. Then, the model will be further modified depending on the needs of stakeholders, which we want to define and specify.

DARIUSZ SAWICKI, RESPONSIBLE FOR THE AIRPORT PART OF THE INVESTMENT IN THE MANAGEMENT BOARD.

An airport cannot be constructed without listening to those who will use it and provide services for it. We have just started consultations of the CPK conceptual assumptions with our industry partners. An unvaluable knowledge database will be created to enable us to prepare the Master Plan of the Solidarity Airport taking into account their operational needs.

MIKOŁAJ WILD, THE GOVERNMENT PLENIPOTENTIARY FOR THE CPK.

These are the first of a series of meetings with the stakeholders who will be involved in the development of the Solidarity Airport and ultimately its users or service providers. Within the next few weeks, the company plans to hold further meetings of this type. Each of the participants of the Stakeholder Forum will be able to declare its requirements and needs regarding the planned airfield infrastructure.

DHL Express is willing to share knowledge and experience with experts of the Solidarity Transport Hub. The objective is to create a strategy of handling international express cargo transport in the planned port, which is very important for Polish logistics.

TOMASZ BURAŚ, THE PRESIDENT OF DHL EXPRESS POLAND

The construction of this airport is supported by market numbers and needs; therefore, I am glad that another stage of preparations for its design and implementation has started. I assume that the CPK can become the most convenient airport in Europe for passengers. A capacity of 45 million passengers per year with the possibility of further modular expansion will enable LOT to create an optimum transfer hub offer for passengers, which is becoming more difficult today at the Chopin airport capacity reaching its limits. The CPK has a real chance to become the main hub for Central and Eastern Europe, an area with huge passenger potential. From an aviation point of view, Poland’s geographical location is simply perfect; therefore it is high time we made full use of it.

RAFAŁ MILCZARSKI, THE PRESIDENT OF LOT

This unique project is not only an opportunity to develop a modern airport from the passenger perspective, but also an opportunity to create a new quality working environment for ground-handling staff, without which it is difficult to imagine the operation of any airport or airline. Therefore, from our perspective, as the largest Employer in the aviation industry in Poland, it is very valuable that we can participate in the consultations and works on the concept of the construction of the Solidarity Airport.

MARCIN OPALIŃSKI, THE PRESIDENT OF LS AIRPORT SERVICES

As emphasized by Paweł Przychodzeń, the Member of the Management Board of Poczta Polska for Logistics, the development of the infrastructure is necessary in order for Poland to earnbetter money from its position, taking advantage of the development of cross-border trade. Logistic hubs such as the CPK are needed for this purpose: well connected with the transport air, rail and road infrastructure.

Poczta Polska is currently rebuilding its logistics network due to the intensive development of domestic and international e-commerce. We want to further develop, among others, by increasing the infrastructure potential of the CPK. There is no doubt that the transport hub will unblock the distribution channel. This investment will allow for increasing the capacity of the current infrastructure by operating a larger number of air connections, including cargo, which in the case of Poczta Polska will have a positive impact on the development of current and new services.

PAWEŁ PRZYCHODZEŃ FROM POCZTA POLSKA

DHL Express is willing to share knowledge and experience with experts of the Solidarity Transport Hub. The objective is to create a strategy of handling international express cargo transport in the planned port, which is very important for Polish logistics.

TOMASZ BURAŚ, THE PRESIDENT OF DHL EXPRESS POLAND

The CPK is one of the major infrastructure projects in Poland in the next few years. ‘The investment will contribute to economic development not only from the perspective of passenger transport, but also as a hub for import and export of goods,’ says Michał Róg, the Member of the Management Board of PKN ORLEN, Wholesale and International Trade. We are interested in participating in this investment. We have experience in managing strategic fuel and oil infrastructure, manufacturing of JET-A1 kerosene and provision of fuel logistics and commercial services at airports. In addition, within the new airport, we can guarantee access to modern refueling stations, passenger service stations or electric vehicle charging stations.

MICHAŁ RÓG, THE MEMBER OF THE MANAGEMENT BOARD OF PKN ORLEN, WHOLESALE AND INTERNATIONAL TRADE

The information collected as part of the meetings with industry partners will be used for subsequent investment stages, e.g. the verification of the CPK design assumptions planned this year by independent experts from the engineering and design areas (Quick & Dirty Test). The results of the discussions will be the starting point for the order for preparation of the Master Plan planned for this year, which is the most important document from the point of view of preparation of the airport concept and design.

The Master Plan is one of the most important documents in airport planning, which is even more extensive and important in planning greenfield investments. It shows the projected development of the airport, usually over more than 20 years. It contains a number of feasibility studies and strategies, among others: air traffic forecasts, sizing of the planned infrastructure and preliminary plan of its location, construction staging, airspace organization plan, strategy of access to the airport, strategy of sustainable development and impact on local communities and detailed business model of the planned airport.

DARIUSZ SAWICKI FROM THE MANAGEMENT BOARD OF CPK

By the end of 2020, a strategic and technical advisor should be appointed, i.e. an international entity with investment experience in the design, construction and management of transfer airports. The advisor’s task will be to cooperate with the Solidarity Transport Hub company and its ongoing substantive support. The so-called Private Investor Test performed this year by one of the leading consulting companies showed that the rate of return on the airport part of this investment is almost 10%. The PIT defines, among others, the basic parameters of the investment and verifies the economic arguments supporting its construction. The results indicate that the construction of the CPK is profitable from the perspective of a potential private investor.