International Construction - Neil Gerrard

International Construction examines some of the biggest projects around the world that are either underway or waiting in the departure lounge:

1) Noida International Airport, India
Noida International Airport, in Uttar Pradesh’s Jewar is set to be India’s largest when it is finally complete. Switzerland’s Zürich Airport International is in charge of building the project, worth an estimated US$4 billion, with operations due to start in 2024.

2) Solidarity Transport Hub, Poland
Poland is planning to build what has been billed as the country’s largest airport and one of the largest in Europe in Baranow county near Warsaw.

3) U-Tapao aviation city, Thailand
Thailand is to start construction of its 290-billion baht (US$8.8 billion) U-Tapao aviation city this year.

4) Changi Airport Terminal 5, Singapore
UK-based Heatherwick Studio revealed in August last year that work on Terminal 5 of Changi Airport in Singapore was to resume as the Covid-19 pandemic started to subside.

5) Sangley Point International Airport, Philippines
The construction of an $11 billion airport in Manila Bay in the Philippines is gradually moving forward, after a consortium swooped in to bid for the work in 2021.

6) Los Angeles International Airport, USA
Los Angeles World Airports is undertaking a $14 billion capital investment programme at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), which is now in its final phase.

7) JFK Airport expansion, New York
A project to upgrade and expand John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York started in 2019 with the modernisation of Terminal 8, completed in 2022.

8) Long Thanh International Airport, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Construction of Vietnam’s $16 billion new airport in Ho Chi Minh City, billed as the most expensive infrastructure project in the country’s history, saw work on the runway start in late 2022.

9) Heathrow Airport expansion, UK
Heathrow Airport in the UK won a Supreme Court battle in 2020 to go ahead with a $17.4 billion expansion, including the construction of a third runway.

10) Al Maktoum International Airport expansion, Dubai: $33bn
A huge $33 billion expansion at Al Maktoum International Airport would see it become one of the world’s biggest.

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