Turner & Townsend appointed to support Denver airport expansion

Turner & Townsend appointed to support Denver International Airport’s ambitious growth plans.

Turner & Townsend has been selected by Denver International Airport (DEN) as its provider for project controls services as the airport looks to expand capacity by over 40%.

DEN is the second largest airport in the world by size and has the longest runway in the US. In 2021, DEN served 58.8 million passengers and was the third busiest airport in the world.

The global professional services business will support DEN’s ambitious growth plans. As air passenger numbers return to pre-pandemic levels, DEN is preparing to accommodate 100 million annual passengers between 2030 and 2035 through an ongoing program of expansion and modernization of terminal capacity. 

Backed by a multi-billion-dollar capital investment plan, DEN’s program focuses on improving operations and passenger flow, as well as maintaining enhanced security. 

Turner & Townsend’s role will support the airport’s ‘Vision 100’ plan through effective set-up, delivery and close out of key projects, as well as supporting the creation of a Centre of Excellence and Equity in Aviation for capital project delivery. 

Additionally, Turner & Townsend will work with local members of the minority and women-owned business enterprise (MWBE) community in Denver, as part of DEN’s commitment to bringing new opportunities and development to historically underserved businesses.

The expansion program will ensure DEN continues to provide a best-in-class customer experience for millions of passengers and serve as the largest employer and primary economic engine for the state of Colorado, generating more than US$33bn for the region annually. 

Christopher McAtasney, director of infrastructure at Turner & Townsend said: “We are delighted to join DEN on their journey in creating their Centre of Excellence and Equity in Aviation for capital project delivery. And we are particularly happy to be furthering our mission to help grow and invest in MWBE businesses through partnerships that bolster their experience and lead to more opportunities in infrastructure development.

"We look forward to contributing towards building a positive legacy for the aviation industry, by utilising and sharing our global expertise in shaping greener, more inclusive and more productive programs.”

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