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Master plan for the international airport of Carrasco
THE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT OF CARRASCO IS THE MAIN AIRPORT OF URUGUAY, CONNECTED TO 21 CITIES IN 11 DIFFERENT FOREIGN COUNTRIES. IT WAS CONSTRUCTED IN 1947 AND HAS BEEN CONSTANTLY IMPROVED OVER THE SUCCEEDING YEARS.
Project: Master plan for the international airport of Carrasco
Client: UNDP & DGIA
Cost of total Works: 900,000,000 (Lire)
In 1994 the operational capacity of the airport was barely sufficient to cope with the existing traffic flows, and totally inadequate to meet the future traffic and operational demand.
In the context of a short-term programme of urgent improvement works, TECHNITAL, in association with SEA (Società Esercizi Aeroportuali) of Milan, was awarded the contract for the design of the restructuring of the runways, taxiways and aircraft parking areas. This project was carried out in the period 1995-96.
Subsequently, in 1996, the DGIA, again with the support of the UNDP, entrusted the Consortium TECHNITAL-SEA with the task of drawing up a Master Plan for Carrasco International Airport.
The Master Plan, comprehensive of the newly designed aeronautical infrastructures (runways, taxiways, etc.), involved the definition the future development of the airport in relation to the passenger and cargo terminals, access routes and parking areas for buses and cars.
The project included the following activities:
- updating of traffic data
- definition of two alternative master plan solutions
- cost estimates for both solutions
- selection of the design solution
- general technical specifications for civil, electrical and mechanical works
- investment programme.