Lithuanian airports bring in consultants to assist in concession project

DELFI / Tomas Vinickas

The consultant will draw up the required concession tender documentation which is planned to be launched in the middle of 2016. It is sought that in the project important to the country’s air gateways the services would be provided by a qualified and experienced team of 11 persons – project manager, airport infrastructure development expert, legal experts in airport concession projects, legal experts in infrastructure projects, financial experts, technical experts and transport infrastructure development expert.

“Lithuanian airports, in particular Vilnius Airport, will soon reach the limit of the passengers handled; therefore, to exploit and expand the available potential and to service even more passengers as well as to attract new airlines, we need a private investor. We are carefully preparing for a concession and looking for competent partners. We wish to have experts experienced in the management of important and large-scale projects that would assist us throughout all stages of the project,” said Eugenijus Kaziliūnas, head of Airport Network at Lithuanian Airports.

The procurement contract is expected to be trilateral – the successful tenderer will sign a contract with Lithuanian airports as well as the Ministry of Transport and Communications of Lithuania.

The Lithuanian Government’s Strategic Committee essentially agreed to the development of infrastructure and services of Lithuanian airports in the way of a concession at the end of June. The successful concessionaire would be entrusted the development of all three national airports – Vilnius, Kaunas and Palanga.

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