On 19 March, Strigino International Airport held a visiting meeting directed by the governor of the Nizhni Novgorod Oblast Valery Shantsev. The head of the region assessed the progress of the construction of the new passenger terminal: walked about of the construction site, looked at the results of the work executed by the contractor and plan for the second quarter of 2015.
“The readiness of the main terminal building at the moment has reached 90%,” said the constructors. “It will be fully completed in April. At the moment, the central distribution substation for power supply of the terminal is accomplished, the external 6 kV power supply and the heating network are also completed and put into operation. In the near future we will begin the installation of translucent constructions - stained glass and windows, pipelines, outdoor lighting, subflooring, interior and exterior decoration. Also within half-year period we will carry out the installation of operational equipment, the improvement of the forecourt, set up the pedestrian areas and the curbside.
All in all we have already excavated 46,000 m3 of the ground, placed 19 000 m3 of concrete, laid 2800 rm of the external pipelines and drainage, assembled 800 tons of metal frame and 500 tons of metal roofing.”
“The construction is on schedule, all promises made at the groundbreaking ceremony are carried out in full,” said International Airport of Nizhny Novgorod executive director Alexander Sinelnikov. “By October 2015 we plan to complete the general construction work, and in December, as agreed, open the new terminal and see the New Year in there.”
“The construction is sensible, the order is almost ideal,” stated the governor Valery Shantsev at the end of walkabout. “This venue will give us 1.5 million passengers per year - the conditions are very different, the situation is different as well. Nizhny Novgorod deserves such airport! But the approach to transport infrastructure development shall be comprehensive - developing the air transport we must not forget the railway and highway service. Therefore, the expansion of Molodezhny Prospect is in progress, we will install Strigino railway station ensuring connection with Moskovsky railway station. The combination of road, rail and air transport will allow to organize a modern hub on the basis of the airport.”