Shortlist for Colombian airport upgrade

The Colombian National Infrastructure Agency (ANI), has announced a shortlist of three teams for the Rafael Núñez de Cartagena International Airport redevelopment.

A public meeting was held on 19 May, with the agency providing details of the interested parties. According to ANI, there were two companies that registered their interest alongside the originator of the project, a company called Estructura Plural Aeropuerto de Cartagena de Indias - owned by Sociedad Aeroportuaria de la Costa (Sacsa), the current concessionaire of the terminal.

Andino Inversiones Global (a subsidiary of the Peruvian firm, Grupo Andino) and Termotecnica Coindustrial (one of the largest infrastructure companies in Colombia) are the other teams in the running.

The upgrade of the airport includes the construction of a new 17,360sq m international terminal, as well as the expansion of the main platform and redesign of the current terminal. A winning bidder for the project is due to be announced before the end of the year.