Ground broken on Vancouver airport expansion

By Andy Brown22 June 2018

Ground has been broken on a CAD$9.1 billion (US$6.8 billion) extension to Vancouver International Airport (YVR) in Canada.

Vancouver_International_Airport_Aerial

An aerial shot of Vancouver International Airport

The 20-year project will involve construction on over 75 projects for what is one of the fastest growing airports in North America. Over 24 million passengers used YVR in 2017, and the airport has forecast that number to rise to 32 million by 2022.

By the end of 2018, construction activities at YVR will create nearly 2,500 full-time construction jobs on Sea Island and hundreds more off-site.

Fiona Famulak, president of the Vancouver Regional Construction Association, said, “The Vancouver Regional Construction Association applauds YVR’s vision and investment in its airport infrastructure as it will bring significant economic and employment benefits to both the construction industry and the province as a whole.

“Our members have an excellent track record of delivering state-of-the-art construction projects at YVR, and we look forward to working in partnership with the airport authority to help it realise its vision to be a world-class sustainable airport hub.”

MAGAZINE
NEWSLETTER
Delivered directly to your inbox, World Construction Week Newsletter features the pick of the breaking news stories, product launches, show reports and more from KHL's world-class editorial team.
Longer Reads
COMMENT: Are we at the beginning of a golden decade in German construction?
Peter Gerstmann, chairman of the board of management of the Zeppelin Group discusses growing opportunities for the German construction sector
Can hydrogen engines turn construction green?
Hydrogen combustion engines move to centre stage as construction aims for zero emissions
How electrification is heating up race to meet emissions targets
The move to electric-driven access equipment seems inevitable but the journey is not necessarily straightforward.
CONNECT WITH THE TEAM
Andy Brown Editor, International Construction Tel: +44 (0) 1892 786 224 E-mail: andy.brown@khl.com
Simon Kelly Sales Manager Tel: +44 (0) 1892 786 223 E-mail: simon.kelly@khl.com
CONNECT WITH SOCIAL MEDIA