A consortium led by Cicsa (Carlos Slim’s Construction company) and Spanish companies Acciona and FCC, local Mexican companies ICA, GIA, Prodemex, Grupo Hermes and La Peninsular has won the contract to construct the terminal building at Mexico City’s new airport for the sum of US$4.2bn.
In explaining why the Cisca led consortium won the contract ahead of the two other bidder for the US$13bn project. General Manager of Grupo Aeropuerto de la Ciudad de México, Federico Patiño, indicated that one of the reasons Cicsa won was Cisca proposed shorter project completion time. The consortium’s bid document indicated 20 day shorter project delivery time.
The project is scheduled to be completed in 2018 and operation will be begin in 2020. once completed it will not only be the 3rd largest airport terminal but also create about 450,000 jobs when operation commences and 190,000 during construction.
The construction alone of Mexico City airport will create approximately 160,000 jobs and, once operational, a higher total of 450,000 jobs will be created.