LIPAD signs contract for full maintenance of Clark terminal

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LIPAD signs contract for full maintenance of Clark terminal
Clark International Airport's second terminal building.
  • Luzon International Premier Airport Development Corp. has signed a facilities management and energy efficiency performance contract for the comprehensive maintenance of Clark International Airport’s new terminal building
  • The contract was signed with Professional Operations and Maintenance Experts Inc. and Philippine DCS Development Corp.
  • LIPAD said these partnerships will deliver energy efficiency and cost savings

Luzon International Premier Airport Development Corp. (LIPAD) has signed a facilities management and energy efficiency performance contract for the comprehensive maintenance of Clark International Airport (CRK)’s new terminal building.

The contract was signed with Professional Operations and Maintenance Experts Inc. (PROMEI) and Philippine DCS Development Corp. (PDDC), both joint ventures between energy and services group ENGIE Services Philippines and Filinvest Development Corp., LIPAD said in a statement.

Under the contract, PROMEI will carry out routine and planned maintenance and repair of electrical systems, mechanical plant and ventilation systems, plumbing systems, the building, and hard infrastructure.

PDDC’s role is to finance, build, and operate the terminal’s entire chilled water plant with a total installed capacity of 3,000 tons of refrigeration (TR) under a build, own, operate, and transfer model.

In addition, PDDC will undertake the energy efficiency element with full comprehensive operations and maintenance plant-side.

Over a 22-year period, LIPAD said these partnerships will deliver guaranteed energy savings equivalent to over 41,000 tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions – the quantity of CO2 that would be absorbed by about 1.6 million trees, with an additional 11,230 tons of potential CO2 savings to be derived from proper systems maintenance.

“We are committed to supporting the Philippines’ government as it moves to address the global climate crisis,” LIPAD chief executive officer Bi Yong Chungunco said.

“I believe this landmark partnership with PDDC will demonstrate what can be done to provide up-to-the-minute air transport facilities to the Philippines that offer not only convenience and comfort to passengers but also energy efficiency and cost savings. We are proud to play our part in fulfilling our social responsibility to minimize climate-related threats.”

CRK’s new terminal building, which officially opened in May 2022, is a 110,000-square-meter terminal with a design capacity of at least 8 million passengers annually.

READ: Clark airport’s new passenger terminal building now open

The state-of-the-art international airport terminal is equipped for contactless baggage handling, passenger check-ins and check-outs, and an ordering system that will make air travel hassle-free and effortless. It will also host 18 aerobridges when completed.

The new PTB is envisioned to help spur economic progress and development in Central Luzon and ease congestion at the country’s main gateway, Ninoy Aquino International Airport in Metro Manila.

LIPAD was awarded the 25-year concession to operate and maintain CRK in August 2019.