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BAA awards Terminal 2 contract to Ferrovial and Laing O'Rourke

Ferrovial Agroman and Laing O’Rourke joint venture HETco has signed an £800M contract with BAA to build Heathrow’s new Terminal 2.

The contract covers the excavation of the site, the building of the terminal’s foundations and a 40,000m² steel framed main structure. HETco will also construct the terminal’s distinctive wave-shaped roof and glass clad facade and build ten aircraft parking stands.

HETCo will also be responsible for the co-ordination and integration of the baggage systems and the building’s information controls systems, both within the new terminal and into the Heathrow-wide network.

“We look forward to developing our relationship with BAA and delivering Terminal 2 to the highest standards of safety and quality.”

Ignacio Clopes, Ferrovial Agroman

A BAA spokesperson said the deal had not benefitted from the Heathrow owner and operator’s decision in May 2009 to bring down costs by overhauling its procurement procedures.

HETCo was appointed to construct Terminal 2 in 2008, before the new procedures came into effect.

Under the new procurement system, projects of more than £25M will be procured through open tender, projects worth between £10M and £25M will be bid for by members of BAA’s contractor framework and projects less than £10M in value will be allocated to framework contractors according to BAA’s criteria.

Ferrovial Agroman director Ignacio Clopes said: “We look forward to developing our relationship with BAA and delivering Terminal 2 to the highest standards of safety and quality.”

The new Terminal 2 will house Star Alliance member airlines and will serve 20M passengers annually. The new structure will produce 40% less carbon emissions than the old one, and is expected to rival Terminal 5 in elegance and efficiency.

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