Chile's Ministry of Public Works (MOP) has pre-qualified nine teams/firms for the concession contract to expand and operate Santiago's international airport.
The nine pre-qualified teams/firms are the following:
AENA, Odinsa and Aeropuertos de Cancún are also interested in the project. The firms are dealing whit their pre-qualification process.
Submission of proposals are scheduled on November 18th and opening of proposals on December 18th.
The concession includes the development of a 200,00 m2 new international passenger terminal, the remodelling and expansion of the existing domestic passenger terminal, the construction of more than 4,000 new parking spaces in a multi-storey car park, and a number of landscaping projects.
The concession will require investment of US$655 million.
Once the concession has been awarded, there will be a one-year period for engineering development, followed by four years of construction works.
The project aims to triple Arturo Merino Benitez International Airport's capacity to 29 million per year by 2030 and 50 million por year by 2045. The current airport infrastructure has a capacity of just 9 million passengers.
According to the MOP, the airport handled most that 15 million passengers in 2013, despite only having capacity for 9 million. Santiago accounts for nearly 70% of Chile's airport passenger traffic.