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Contractors picked for $154m of Memphis airport contracts

Two contracts with a combined value of more than US$154m have been approved for modernization work at Memphis International Airport (MEM).

Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority (MSCAA) has named Flintco as primary contractor for the B Concourse modernization construction and redesign project. The total of the contract is US$122,582,530.

The board also approved a US$32,000,038 contract with Aero Bridgeworks for new jet bridges that will be a part of the modernization project.

The contractor selections will allow construction to begin in September. The project is expected to be completed in early 2021.

The multi-year, multi-phase plan will involve the modernization of the spine and east leg of MEM’s B Concourse as well as consolidation of all airline, retail, and food & beverage businesses into the remodeled concourse. The project will also feature much-needed seismic upgrades to the B Concourse.

MEM’s previous operational layout had proved ideal for hub operations. However, Delta Air Lines’ removal of its hub operations created a situation in which passengers, airlines, and retail and food businesses were spread out across three concourses. In addition, the nearly 50-year-old building was not built to modern seismic standards. Should the airport continue its passenger growth trends, additional gates will be available to accommodate more services.

The new jet bridge contract is the result of the airport’s decision to purchase all-new passenger boarding bridges rather than refurbishing existing ones.

“This is a huge milestone as the reinvention of MEM becomes a reality,” said Scott Brockman, MSCAA president and CEO.

 

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This article was published on 17 Aug 2018 (last updated on 17 Aug 2018).

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