Schiphol Airport expansion programme, Amsterdam

Leveraging our global aviation experience

Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam is undertaking a major expansion programme to support an additional 14 million passengers every year.

Key information

Date started: 2016

Completion date: 2026

Client’s requirements

By 2026, the total number of passengers using Schiphol Airport hub annually will be over 70 million.

A new pier and terminal are being built, including operational and commercial spaces, aprons and an associated taxiway, replacement parking capacity, landside access to the new terminal, and a baggage and distribution basement.

Schiphol Airport required delivery partners offering a combination of local market knowledge and global aviation best practice, to oversee all commercial aspects of the wide-ranging specialist and interconnected projects.

  • +14m additional passengers every year
  • 70m passengers in total every year

Our contribution

Turner & Townsend formed a joint venture with the Netherlands-based cost consultants IGG to provide Schiphol with cost and commercial management, procurement and advisory services including estimating, reporting, budget management, change management and risk management services.

We aligned our global experience of complex aviation projects with IGG’s team to produce commercial strategies that support Schiphol Airport on every detail of their programme.

Making the difference

Our experience means we’re able to support Schiphol Airport with tried-and-tested processes for change control, reporting and risk management. We’re also providing insight on contract forms and EU tendering regulations, and knowledge of specialist aviation equipment markets, including procedures for accessing these products and services within schedule and cost. Our comprehensive commercial advice is shaping the procurement and delivery strategy being implemented across the whole programme.

"At this early stage of the expansion programme the focus has been on establishing the baseline project and programme budget and with the systematic management of risk and contingency allowances. As our projects are designed, procured and delivered, Schiphol will benefit from having the capability of Turner & Townsend and IGG available as our adviser on all commercial aspects of the Programme."

Deirdre Chapman Capital Programme Commercial Lead, Royal Schiphol Group

For further information contact:

Bettina Fransioli
Regional Marketing Manager

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