Tata Projects to build Noida International Airport

Yamuna International Airport Private Limited (YIAPL) has selected Tata Projects Ltd to undertake the Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) of Noida International Airport (NIA). The firm was selected from three shortlisted teams with demonstrated experience in the design, procurement and construction of large infrastructure projects.

Tata Projects will construct the terminal, runway, airside infrastructure, roads, utilities, landside facilities and other ancillary buildings at Noida International Airport.

Noida International Airport will combine Indian culture and hospitality with Swiss technology and efficiency to develop a modern, user-friendly design inspired by India. The passenger terminal will encompass parameters such as short and efficient passenger flows, digital services and a commitment to minimizing environmental impact. NIA will be a digital airport in India, enabling contactless travel and personalized services for families/seniors and business travellers, according to a statement from Tata Projects.

“We are delighted to partner with Tata Projects for the engineering, procurement and construction works at Noida International Airport. With the award of this EPC contract, our project is entering the next phase, which will see a rapid increase in the pace of construction activities at the site. Together with Tata Projects, we are working to provide a passenger terminal, runway and other airport infrastructure with a capacity of 12 million passengers per year, by 2024,” said Christoph Schnellmann, Managing Director of Yamuna International Airport Private Limited, adding “Noida International Airport will enhance job creation and economic growth in the state as well as the country.”

“We are proud to be awarded the EPC works for the new Noida International Airport at Jewar. Tata Projects will work closely with YIAPL to deliver India’s most advanced and environmentally friendly airport on time. We will deploy the latest technologies in its construction, while adhering to the highest standards of quality, safety and sustainability,” said Vinayak Pai, CEO & Designated DG, Tata Projects Ltd.

The Noida International Airport Passenger Terminal has an efficient layout, a compelling design language, multiple high quality areas spaced with lush greenery, and a balanced concept for energy savings and a tangible sense of sustainability. The design complements customer comfort with durability and timeless design with flexibility for future needs.

NIA will be India’s first net-zero emissions airport. The airport will be designed and developed keeping in mind the requirements of green infrastructure such as IGBC certified buildings, rainwater harvesting, sewage treatment plant without liquid discharge, waste management facility, among others.

It will feature design elements that are not only synonymous with local architecture, but also contribute to sustainable operations. For example, the terminal’s landscaped central courtyard will provide natural light and ventilation reducing energy costs and carbon footprint.

Other local design elements include flights of steps on the terminal forecourt, like the famous ghats of Varanasi and Haridwar, welcoming and bringing people together. Offering the look and feel of a haveli, the courtyard will allow fresh air and sunlight to enter the terminal building. Inspired by the major rivers of the region, a white, translucent and wavy roof will give the effect of a flowing river. The passenger terminal will feature intricate ornamental lattice screens, inspired by Indian architecture. Noida International Airport will feature a grand entrance into the state of Uttar Pradesh.

Zurich Airport International AG won the tender in 2019 to develop the airport and has taken various steps towards the development of the airport to date. These include security clearance, signing of the concession contract, selection of architects, launch of the brand identity, signing of shareholding and corporate support agreements. Status, approval of master plan and development plan, financial close with SBI, selection of concessionaire to design, construct and operate a fuel farm and with AAI for CNS-ATM services at the airport . The concession period officially started on October 1, 2021.

Yamuna International Airport Private Limited is a wholly owned subsidiary of Zurich Airport International AG, which was incorporated as a Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) to develop Noida International Airport in Jewar. The Government of Uttar Pradesh signed the Concession Agreement with Yamuna International Airport Private Limited (YIAPL) on October 7, 2020. The company, in collaboration with the Government of Uttar Pradesh, New Okhla Industrial Development Authority and the Greater Noida Industrial Development Authority, will be responsible for the implementation of the public-private partnership project.

Tata Projects provides end-to-end turnkey solutions to set up fully integrated rail and metro lines, commercial buildings and townships, data centers and airports, power plants, transmission and power systems. power distribution, oil and gas refineries, chemical treatment plants, water and wastewater management solutions, complete mining and metal purification offerings.

It is currently executing some of the most important projects across India such as New Parliament Building, Mumbai Trans-Port Link, several sections of dedicated freight corridors and metro lines in several cities such as Mumbai, Pune, Delhi, Lucknow, Ahmedabad and Chenai.