Mumbai's Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport
- Client Mumbai International Airport
- Location Mumbai, India
Mumbai is the world's most densely populated city. It serves as the economic, financial, and commercial hub of India. The Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport (CSIA) is South Asia's most important aviation hub, handling more than 28 million passengers and more than 650,000 tons of cargo per year. CH2M HILL provides program management consulting services for the airport's U.S.$2 billion modernization program.
CH2M HILL has the challenge of successfully upgrading, modernizing, and increasing the capacity at CSIA — essentially building a new airport on top of the existing airport — within the existing footprint and with minimal impacts to ongoing flight operations.
CH2M HILL manages the overall programme controls, contract administration, design and engineering management, airport and terminal master planning, construction administration, and health and safety coordination for the programme, as well as for managing the design-build contractor.
CH2M HILL's successful program management approach result in a collaborative, integrated team approach, a strong culture of program integration, strong governance program-wide, and implementation of proven program management tools. Despite tight site constraints and having to keep the airport operational during the modernization process, this 7-year project is on time and on budget. When finished in 2014, CSIA will accommodate 40 million passengers and 1 million tons of cargo annually.
SAVE TIME AND MONEY
Our integrated baseline schedule defines the critical path between the ongoing airside, landside, and terminal programs and is a key tool in our successful delivery of on-budget and on-schedule performance. A CH2M HILL contracts manager is on site full time — responsible for reviewing contract amendments and claims and coordinating legal counsel in a timely manner.
WORLD CLASS SAFETY
More than 20 million hours have been worked, with a nearly zero recordable injury rate — a remarkable record on a program of this scale.
Use of super dump trucks increases disposal capabilities and minimizes worker handling, reducing risk to workers and waste disposal costs by 40 percent.
To keep the airport open during construction and minimize interruptions to flight operations, a maximized schedule was established whereby the runway intersection construction occurred for a period of 6 hours, 1 day a week, for 22 weeks, with the runway being handed back over to air traffic control to resume normal flight operations at the end of each construction window.
A key challenge for this project is the severely limited airport land area. Other airports with similar passenger levels typically have two to three times the land area of CSIA's 1,850 acres. The CH2M HILL team worked to ensure that the modernization program would increase capacity and remain in the same footprint.