Tuesday, 28 December 2010

Sumitomo wins P4-b airport deal

Manila Standard

JAPAN’S Sumitomo Corp. said it has won a ¥9-billion (around P4.5 billion) contract to deliver next-generation air traffic control systems to the Philippine government, and to build a new air traffic control center at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport.

Sumitomo said it won the first stage of the two-stage contract along with Thales Australia, the Australian subsidiary of leading French electric company Thales SA.

Sumitomo will be involved in the first stage worth about ¥9 billion, and the work is to be completed within 30 months or by May 2013, the company said.

It said it will also aim to win the contract for the second stage.

Stage one includes the construction of a new air traffic control center building within the Ninoy Aquino International Airport, and the delivery of air traffic control systems to the new air traffic control center and to the major airports around the Philippines.

The second stage includes the installation of radars at the major airports, in around 10 sites, and the connection of the air traffic control center introduced in the first stage with the major local airports.

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