Skanska contracted to build new cargo terminal

The Upper Silesian Aviation Group, which manages the Katowice International Airport, signed a contract with Skanska S.A. The chosen company will be responsible for the construction work on a new cargo terminal and additional infrastructure.

The expansion is the answer to the rapid growth of a cargo traffic at the Katowice Airport. In the first three quarters of this year, 12,3 thousand tonnes were handled at the airport. This is approximately 4,5 thousand tonnes more than in the same period in 2013. This year will be a record-breaking for the Katowice Airport – about 17 thousand tonnes of freight are expected to be handled, what is the best result in history in this segment.

At the beginning of 2015, the construction of a new cargo terminal and associated infrastructure will be begun in the south-eastern part of the airport at an 11ha plot. The new facility will be located in front of a new cargo apron which is currently under construction. The terminal will cover the area of 10 000 sq. meters of usable space and approximately 2 000 sq. meters of office space. It will be three times bigger than the existing cargo unit. Also, it will be possible to extend the new building in the future. A new internal road layout will be created as well as a parking lot for 29 heavy-lorries, 38 delivery vans and 109 cars.

The anchor tenant of the new cargo base will be DHL. The company was already involved in the designing process to adjust the terminal infrastructure to its global requirements, including the GoGreen strategy of pro-ecological solutions and energy-saving management system.

The investment will be completed in May 2016.