Newark airport terminal one, USA

Developing a world class gateway in the garden state

In 2016, Newark Liberty International Airport handled more than 40.5 million annual passengers, with more than 10.6 million coming through Terminal A each year. It is anticipated that this terminal alone will need to service 13.6 million passengers each year by 2027, presenting a significant challenge for the existing infrastructure.

Key information

Newark, New Jersey, United States
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Advisory, controls and performance, cost and commercial management.

Planning for airport expansion

The new Terminal One will replace Terminal A, providing an open, modern facility with ease of access to improve passengers’ experience and the efficiency of their travel, as well as flexibility to grow and change with the increasing demands and the evolving requirements for air travel. The one million sq ft, 33-gate building can be expanded to accommodate 45 gates in the future, meaning it can stay in line with current passenger number trends.

The development also includes new airside and landside infrastructure, plus a new car rental facility.

Management confidence

Our initial role in the programme included support to the set-up of the project controls methodologies and the implementation of an efficient system for budget monitoring. We were later tasked with contract and claim management services, as well as preparing an estimate of the 30-year cost of ownership of a new airtrain.

We provided a tool integrated with all the client’s in-house reporting systems, supporting the project managers in the analysis of the project financial performance, and giving confidence to the senior leadership team that key programme issues and risks are escalated in real time. This allowed them to take strategic decisions and actions.

Economic boost

Overall, the Terminal One project is expected to generate more than US$4.6 billion in regional economic activity, create more than 23,000 job years and provide more than US$1.9 billion in wages.

It will achieve LEED Silver certification and reduce energy costs by 30 percent.

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David Green