Event of marking the construction of a New passengers’ terminal at MZLZ was held today
ZAGREB, May 21st 2014 – With today's event of marking the construction of a New passengers’ terminal at Zagreb International Airport (MZLZ) marked were main construction works on construction of a new terminal building. This way, all conditions for moving to a next phase – construction works on the terminal building – were met after several months of extensive preparatory work, which began in December 2013. Location of future passenger terminal was visited by high state officials, representatives of the consortium ZAIC and other stakeholders in the project.
Construction was marked by placing a message in a tube, signed by Prime Minister Zoran Milanović, which indicates that this is a joint project between Republic of Croatia and consortium ZAIC, realized in a form of public-private partnership.
Event was attended also by Minister of Maritime Affairs, Transport and Infrastructure Siniša Hajdaš Dončić, Milan Bandić, mayor of City of Zagreb, Dražen Barišić, mayor of City of Velika Gorica and Stjepan Kožić, county perfect of Zagreb County, as representatives of local government, as well as Ambassador of the France in Croatia Michèle Boccoz and Ambassador of Turkey in Croatia Burak Özügergin and other VIP guests.
In behalf of ZAIC consortium, concessionaire of Zagreb International Airport, representatives of Aéroports de Paris Management, Bouygues Bâtiment International, TAV Airports, Viadukt, Marguerite fond and IFC attended the event.
All VIP guests were welcomed by Bruno Mazurkiewicz, President of the Board of MZLZ:
„It is my pleasure and privilege to welcome you in behalf of Zagreb International Airport. I am happy to see you at the construction site of new passengers’ terminal on this historical day, which is a symbol of marking the partnership between Republic of Croatia and consortium ZAIC. I am looking forward to the success we will achieve together in the next 30 years.”
Dr. Sani Sener, President and CEO of TAV Airports Holding emphasized the importance of this project:
"Today marks an important milestone in Zagreb's bid to fully exploit its potential as a center of attraction in Europe. The new terminal building will stand out in the region with its contemporary design and state-of-the-art technological infrastructure. Integrating design, construction and operations in the terminal is crucial to ensuring passenger satisfaction. As one of the leading names in airport construction and operations, TAV is proud to be part of this highly qualified international consortium. We are looking forward to begin operations in the new terminal in order to contribute to Croatia's development, creating value for all our stakeholders.”
Christoph Petit, Development director at Bouygues Bâtiment International commented on the project as well:
“We are very satisfied with the cooperation with Croatian partners within this project. Thanks to the dedicated work and engagement of all partners in consortium ZAIC I can confirm that New passengers’ terminal will be built on time.”
Jacques Follain, CEO of ADPM reminded of the task Concessionaire has in developing the airport infrastructure:
“Zagreb International Airport will have significant role in the region, due to the total investment and professional engagement of all partners in consortium ZAIC. In the next three years, we will be dedicated to attracting new airlines and increasing passengers’ numbers and air traffic figures.”
Joško Mikulić, CEO of Viadukt expressed his satisfaction from the position of Croatian company that is partner in the project:
“We are very proud to be a part of this significant investment and provide domestic knowledge, best practice and experience to this international project.”
The project comprises a total investment of 331 million EUR: 243 million EUR for the design and construction of the new terminal and 88 million EUR for the maintenance of the airport infrastructure over the entire period of the concession. The concession agreement includes the financing, design and construction of a 65,000 sqm airport terminal to replace the current one, now at saturation point, as well as, operating the entire airport for until 2042; including the runways, the current passenger terminal during the entire construction period, the new terminal once it is completed, the cargo terminal, car parks and future property developments.
Extensive preparatory construction works are in progress from December 2013 and are now followed by main construction works performed by Bouygues Bâtiment International, in cooperation with Viadukt and Kamgrad and other renowned Croatian construction companies. Once completed, the new terminal – scheduled to be delivered at the end of 2016 – will be capable of handling first 5 million then 8 million passengers annually, compared to the current capacity of 2 million passengers. TAV and ADPM will provide technical assistance for the operational life of the project.
Currently, the biggest scope of works on the construction site is conducted by Viadukt and Kamgrad. Viadukt is engaged on preparatory works and construction of major drainage system, aprons, accesses to runways, parking lots, access roads and other infrastructure, while Kamgrad will be engaged for construction works at the terminal building. When full capacity is reached between 700 and 800 employees will be engaged at the construction site simultaneously.
Construction of new passengers’ terminal and managing Zagreb International Airport is defined by Concession Agreement. Mentioned agreement clearly stipulates also obligations of the Concessionaire regarding concession fee. Concessionaire is obliged to pay a concession fee, which consists of fix and variable part.
First instalment was paid immediately after the handover, according to Concession Agreement, in amount of 2 million EUR. During the concession, Concessionaire will pay as variable part from 0,5 to 61 percent of gross revenue and increasing fix part from 2 million EUR to 11 million EUR in yearly amounts.