The SOMO Findel Airport Consortium, which includes Colas(1) (project leader),
Felix Giorgetti SàRL, C. Karp- Kneip Constructions SA, and JDC Airports SA,
has started refurbishing the runway at the Luxembourg Airport. For the client
lux-Airport, the project represents a total investment of EUR150 million.
The project involves the complete rehabilitation of the airport's only runway,
an infrastructure that plays an essential role in the country's economy.
The 4,000-meter-long, 60-meter-wide runway had not been fully renovated since
1984. The work includes structural reinforcement of the shoulders, a new
drainage system and replacement of existing lights with 1,500 LEDs, which will
save energy and reduce CO2 emissions.
Teams from Colas, Felix Giorgetti SàRL and C. Karp-Kneip Constructions SA are
performing the earthworks, asphalt paving, drainage, utilities networks,
marking, etc. JDC Airports SA is in charge of the aeronautical ground light
In order to limit the project's impact on regular air traffic, the work is
being carried out mainly at night, between 11 p.m. and 6 a.m. This is a real
challenge for the teams: every morning they have to hand the runway over to the
customer in perfect operating condition, so that air traffic can start back up
Spread over two April-to-October stages, the work is slated to last until the
end of 2022. In all, more than 300 people will be mobilized at the peak of the
"Backed by a dynamic partnership with lux-Airport and an integrated consortium
of experienced companies, the project will allow Luxembourg to benefit from the
fully refurbished runway that the country needs, in a very short amount of
time," underlines Stéphane Brondino, Project Manager for Colas Projects and
spokesperson for SOMO Findel Airport Consortium.
Colas, a subsidiary of the Bouygues Group, has one mission: to imagine, build
and maintain sustainable transport infrastructure. Backed by a network of 800
construction business units and 3,000 material production units in more than 50
countries on five continents, the Group's 55,000 employees act locally to
connect communities and foster exchanges for today and tomorrow. Colas'
ambition is to be the world leader in innovative, sustainable mobility
In 2020, consolidated revenue at Colas totaled EUR12.3 billion (55% outside of
(1) via Colas Projects, Colas Belgium & Colas France
About JDC Airports
JDC Airports S.A. was founded in 2009 by 3 professionals with more than 15
years of experience in airport lighting. The company specializes in integrating
Aeronautical Ground Lights in accordance with ICAO and Annex 14 recommendations
for airports, heliports and other ULM ports.
Backed by a compact organizational structure and an experienced, qualified
staff, JDC Airports is a renowned expert in its field, both for new
construction projects and for maintenance contracts (preventive and corrective)
for AGL installations, equipment and systems. In addition to this, the company
is perfectly capable of implementing other electrotechnical equipment and
JDC Airports operates mainly in Benelux and France. It posts an annual revenue
of between EUR14 million and EUR20 million and provides nearly 100 direct and