CH2M HILL-Led JV Lands $6.4 Billion Airport Expansion

A joint venture led by Denver, Colorado-based CH2M HILL, an international program and construction management firm, and including Delon Hampton & Associates (DHA) and CMTS, Inc. (CMTS), two leaders of project and construction management, was awarded by the City of Philadelphia the $6.4 billion expansion project at the Philadelphia International Airport.

A joint venture led by Denver, Colorado-based CH2M HILL, an international program and construction management firm, and including Delon Hampton & Associates (DHA) and CMTS, Inc. (CMTS), two leaders of project and construction management, was awarded by the City of Philadelphia the $6.4 billion expansion project at the Philadelphia International Airport.

Called Global Program Partners, the joint venture will be in charge of the largest and most comprehensive new aviation program in the United States and it will create a world-class airport for Philadelphia’s metro area. According to Jacque Rast, CH2M HILL’s international division president, the airport’s Capacity Enhancement Program (CEP) will generate thousands of jobs for Philadelphia’s residents over the next 12 to 15 years.

The Philadelphia International Airport expansion includes several major infrastructure improvements:

  • Construction of a new runway and the extension of two existing ones
  • Reconfiguration and expansion of the existing terminal complex
  • Construction of a new centralized ground transportation center with car rental and associated parking facilities
  • Building an automated “people mover” system between airport terminals and parking areas
  • Construction of new corporate hangars, relocation and expansion of the existing fuel farm, relocation of the Federal Aviation Administration’s Air Traffic Control Tower and construction of a new centralized airport maintenance facility.

According to the Philadelphia Inquirer, the city of Philadelphia’s Division of Aviation agreed to pay the joint venture $25 million over CEP’s initial 4-year phase.

Illustration courtesy of CH2M HILL website