Royal HaskoningDHV was appointed in 2010 when HETCo, a joint venture between Ferrovial Agroman and Laing O’Rourke, began construction of the main terminal building of Heathrow Airport’s Terminal 2. Given Royal HaskoningDHV’s previous experience of delivery of major Heathrow Airport projects – including Terminal 5 A & B, the Post Terminal 5 Transfer Baggage System project and the Terminal 3 Integrated Baggage building – the company was selected to provide knowledge-based project management services to support the construction of the new Terminal 2 Concourse A.
Working with key suppliers on the project, Royal HaskoningDHV was responsible for scheduling and monitoring the required handover deliverables for HETCo including managing and generating 100,000 new assets with suppliers using the airport database. This culminated in the publishing of 360 health and safety files and supporting documents for Heathrow Airport’s review.
David Hodgkinson, Handover Operations & Technical Field Guidance, Royal HaskoningDHV commented: “This was a challenging project from beginning to end. The paperwork is hugely important in a project as vast as this – in fact, if the documents that we delivered for handover were printed on A4 and stacked, the pile would have been taller than six London buses combined. That gives you an idea of just how vast the documentation was! We were delighted with the results of the project and look forward to working together with Heathrow Airport again in the future.”
Kevin McDonald Client Project Manager, Heathrow Airport Limited also added: “Because of Royal HaskoningDHV’s engineering background and expertise, the team had a huge understanding of everything the contractors were doing. The company’s transparent approach combined with the team’s previous work with us meant that they knew all of our processes inside out. This gave them a great advantage in managing the project, and we could always be sure that the experts forming our central point of contact would have the answer to any question we had at any point in the project.”
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