Reconstruction of Terminal F Sheremetyevo will cost almost 8 billion rubles.

Sheremetyevo International Airport (MASH) is reconstructing Terminal F for 77.7 billion rubles. This is the maximum amount of the tender, the materials of which were published on December 21. The capacity of the oldest of Sheremetyevo’s existing terminals after the reconstruction, according to documents, should increase by more than 50% – from the current 8 million to 12.6 million passengers a year.

Terminal F was built before the Moscow Summer Olympics in 1980, located in the southern part of the airport near terminals D, E and the station “Aeroexpress”. The terminal serves international flights.

The amount of the tender includes the development of technical documentation and construction and installation work on the re-equipment of the terminal, but does not take into account the supply of luggage handling system and equipment for passenger supervision.

Terminal F will have domestic departure areas capable of serving up to 6 million passengers a year and areas for flights to the Eurasian Economic Union (Kazakhstan, Belarus, Armenia and Kyrgyzstan) with a capacity of 1.6 million people a year.

“This year we plan to start the reconstruction of Terminal F. Reconstruction is planned only inside the building – the exterior will remain in its current form, in particular, the luggage system will be replaced,” said Andrei Nikulin, First Deputy General Director of Sheremetyevo Airport in May 2021. in an interview with RIA Novosti.

The re-equipment of Terminal F was announced by the MASH management in 2018. But it was to take place only after the opening of the second stage of the northern part of the airport Terminal C. The airport report for 2019 said that the opening of the second stage is postponed to 2030s. and the head of the board of directors of MASH Alexander Ponomarenko in January 2020 named 2026 as a reference point.

But last year the deadlines were significantly shifted “to the left” – the second stage of Terminal C should be commissioned in 2025, and the reconstructed Terminal F – in 2022, said in the report of the IAS for 2020. The document clarified that the technical the re-equipment of Terminal F is necessary “to meet the growing needs of the airport”. It was then a question of updating the interior, modernizing the teletraps, installing new hand luggage inspection systems and baggage handling.

All works on the reconstruction of Terminal F must be completed by April 30, 2023, and work in the passenger service areas – no later than December 31, 2022, according to the materials of the tender MASH. “The warranty period for all results of work is at least 24 months from the date of signing the act,” – said in a statement.

Anna Zakharankova, Public Relations Director of Sheremetyevo Airport, told Vedomosti that the works within the framework of the announced tender will be financed from the MASH’s own funds. Tenders for the supply of luggage handling systems and equipment for passenger screening will be announced later, after the formation and approval of tender documents in accordance with 223-FZ “On procurement of goods, works, services by certain types of legal entities” and other legislation. “The amount of procurement will also be announced in the tender documents,” she said, without specifying the planned volume of tenders.

The largest suppliers of products for baggage handling and oversight systems at airports are brands such as Alstef Group, Vanderlande or the Russian “Convetronic”, said CEO of “Infoline-Analytics” Mikhail Burmistrov. He could not estimate how much such equipment could cost.

The editor-in-chief of the avia.ru branch portal Roman Gusarov believes that now is the time to reconstruct the empty terminal. “Obviously, the situation with reduced passenger traffic and the pandemic will not last indefinitely. Now there is an opportunity for reconstruction, while the entire airport and Terminal F in particular remain unoccupied, “he told Vedomosti. On December 21, according to the electronic board of the airport, Terminal F served 6 flights from Minsk (there were no flights).

“The capacity of Sheremetyevo Airport is 85 million passengers a year. According to the results of 2021, according to MASH forecasts, it plans to serve 31 million passengers. Taking into account this factor, the current and the circumstances caused by the pandemic seem to be optimal from the point of view of organizing the reconstruction of Terminal F, ”Zakharankau said. She also reminded that the reconstruction of Runway 1 was carried out in 2020 “in a record 9 months.”

Husarov added that the last “cosmetic reconstruction” of Terminal F was carried out 10-15 years ago. He also reminded that new airlines, such as Smartavia and Etihad Airways, have come to Sheremetyevo this year or have already announced a quick relocation. Therefore, the airport, he said, and plans to increase capacity for growing traffic.

Sheremetyevo is the largest Russian airport in terms of the number of passengers served. Like other participants in the aviation industry, in 2020 it was severely affected by the coronavirus pandemic and related reductions in the number of international flights. As a result, last year the airport served only 19.8 million passengers – 2.5 times less than in the peak for transportation in 2019 (almost 50 million passengers).

In the first 11 months of this year, MASH served 28.3 million people, which is 53% more than in 2020, but 40% less than in 2019. At the same time, 20 million people were transported on flights on Russia to MASH, for border – only 8 million. Thus, before the coronavirus pandemic on international flights accounted for 53% of traffic at the MAS, now – only 28%.

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