Alpha Corporation, a Dulles, Virginia-based engineering/construction management firm, has been awarded a contract to provide project management services for the $650 million expansion and modernization of the El Dorado International Airport (renamed El Nuevo Dorado International Airport) in Bogota, Colombia. This expansion includes demolition of the existing passenger terminal and new construction of a combined domestic and international terminal. The 160,000-square-meter development will increase the capacity of Colombia’s largest airport to 16 million passengers each year when completed in 2013. El Nuevo Dorado International Airport is the most important airport in Colombia and serves as the nation's primary international gateway. The airport is the main hub for Avianca, the flag carrier airline of Colombia and one of the largest airlines in Latin America.
As the project management consultant to the airport concessionaire, Opain, a consortium composed of Colombian construction/engineering firms and the Swiss Flughafen Zürich AG, Alpha will provide planning, design management, project controls, and construction management services.Alpha Corporation is a consulting firm offering services to a broad spectrum of clients, including government agencies, municipalities, institutions, private enterprises, developers, and contractors. The firm includes professional engineers, program and construction managers, cost estimators, schedulers, and risk managers. Our experience encompasses the realm of project development and delivery: planning, design, construction, commissioning, operations, and maintenance for building, transportation, civil infrastructure, and utility/energy projects. The firm maintains multiple regional offices in the United States as well as three international offices in Dubai, United Arab Emirates; Jeddah, Saudi Arabia; and Bogota, Colombia. For more information, visit www.alphacorporation.com.