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Lagan airports wing lands £40m contracts in Europe and US

Lagan have landed a military airfield contract in Gibraltar

THE airports wing of Belfast-based Lagan Construction Group has lands three military airport contracts worth close to £40 million.

The company has been appointed to undertake work at military bases with the Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) in both Gibraltar and Cyprus.

It has also been awarded a contract with the US Naval Facilities Engineering Command for runway repairs at the Naval Air Station Whiting Field in Florida.

“Having completed projects on over 50 airports across five continents, airport infrastructure works are now a core part of our business," Lagan Construction Group chief executive Colin Loughran said.

"Our teams are experienced in providing the engineering skills and technologies necessary to deliver both airside and groundside support facilities.

"We have a fully committed team to ensure the contracts are delivered with the highest safety standards, within programme and cost requirements.”

Work on the RAF Gibraltar base details a repair and upgrade of the current runway surface as well as an upgrade of the airfield ground lighting with the project due to be finished by next January.

The Gibraltar airfield has a 6,000 ft runway, and as well as being a military airfield run by the RAF, it is also an international airport servicing scheduled civilian flights to and from the UK.

The contract at the RAF Akrotiri base in Cyprus is a joint venture between Lagan Construction International and Iacovou Brothers, one of the island's leading construction companies, with work to be completed by January 2017.

The project in Florida will consist of reconstruction and rehabilitation of runways, which will take around a year to complete.

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