May 19, 2014, an extraordinary general shareholders' meeting of PSC Nizhny Novgorod International Airport approved the execution of the general agreement on construction of the first phase of the passenger terminal. The PSJ (Czech Republic) Branch in Russia became a general contractor for the construction of the new passenger terminal at Strigino Airport.
- Airport is an air gate of the city, and every native of Nizhny Novgorod cares about its future. The passenger flow at our airport is constantly increasing. The new terminal can provide it with a very high capacity - more than 1.5 mln. people a year - said the Governor of the Nizhny Novgorod Region Valery Shantsev.
- We are very happy to win the tender, and we believe our new project is one of the most prestigious in Russia. We feel a special responsibility and are ready to implement the project at the highest level – emphasized Director of the PSJ Branch in Russia Milan Vezhnik.
According to the agreement between PSC Nizhny Novgorod International Airport (belongs to Airports of Regions Holding Company of Renova Group) and PSJ (Czech Republic), the area of the new passenger terminal will equal to 27,000 sq.m. The construction site will be located on the north side of the existing terminal. According to Capital Construction Director for Airports of Regions Management Company Dmitry Chechulin, the draft of the future terminal features spacious waiting areas for passengers and a zone for retail, restaurants and cafes with a total floor area of about 1.5 thousand sq. m.
- The new passenger terminal will consist of three floors above ground. The project developed by the British architects is interesting in design and efficient in service technology - said Mr. Chechulin. According to him, modern engineering facilities will make passengers’ staying in the terminal comfortable, and technological equipment of the terminal will meet the highest international standards. In particular, the project provides for a modern automated baggage handling system, boarding bridges, an automatic system for monitoring queues in the areas of passenger service and others.
Note. According to the qualification held in late 2013 prior to competitive negotiations, in addition to PSJ, 13 companies were admitted, including four Turkish companies having their offices in Russia, a Czech company also having Russian subsidiaries, three companies from Moscow, two from St. Petersburg, one for each of Yekaterinburg, Saratov and Omsk.