ADPM and ADPI, Aéroports de Paris Subsidiaries, Will Develop and Manage Mauritius International Airport New Terminal

Dépèche transmise le 28 mai 2009 par Business Wire

ADPM and ADPI, Aéroports de Paris Subsidiaries, Will Develop and Manage Mauritius International Airport New Terminal

ADPM and ADPI, Aéroports de Paris Subsidiaries, Will Develop and Manage Mauritius International Airport New Terminal

PARIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Responding to the perspectives of Mauritius Island tourism growth, Mauritian authorities have decided to expand Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam international airport by creating a new terminal, connected to the existing one, with a 4 million passenger per year capacity.

A double success for the international subsidiaries of Aéroports de Paris: ADPM (Aéroports de Paris Management) (Paris:ADP) (Pink Sheets:AEOPF) and ADPI (Aéroports de Paris Engineering)

ADPM has been selected to finance, build and manage this new terminal jointly with the Mauritian public company AML (Airport of Mauritius Ltd). ADPM has also signed a technical assistance contract to ensure the implementation of the new terminal project, then to ensure the commissioning and management of the terminal for a three year period after its opening.

As for ADPI,they have been chosen to carry out the design and engineering of this future terminal and its surrounding area. ADPI has also signed a two-year supervision contract for the construction of the new terminal and associated infrastructure.

With its architecture, its interior design and the quality of service offered, this new terminal will offer travellers an unforgettable experience of their trip to Mauritius Island.

"The traveller's palm" adapted to the airport

The architectural concept imagined by ADPI's architects takes after the image of "the traveller's palm" (the ravenala palm), tropical plant generously present at Mauritius Island.

Travellers will walk under the "palms" of this tree to reach the boarding lounges, which offer a wide view over the Mauritian mountains and the Blue Bay lagoon.

As a tribute to "the land of 7 colours", unusual place in the south-west of the island, the terminal will put a great emphasis on colour all along the passenger's circuit.

Moreover, the quality of service, for tourists as well as for Mauritian travellers and their meeters and greeters, is at the heart of this terminal design with:

  • areas dedicated to collect or see off tourists on both levels of the terminal,
  • landscaped and luminous passengers' circuits,
  • a less than 100 meters distance between check-in and boarding
  • arcades and public terraces ensuring a permanent visual contact between passengers and their meeters and greeters, while complying with security requirements.

Through a modern and colourful architecture, the future terminal will promote the identity and the welcoming image of Mauritius Island.

A strong environnemental dimension

« The design of the terminal is closely linked to the "Mauritius sustainable island" concept, explains Alain Davy, architect of the project. Hence, photovoltaic panels have been installed on the glass canopies at the entrance of the terminal will use solar energy and rain water will be collected and used for the patios and sanitary blocks. Besides, the building facades will be thermo-insulated to reduce the heat. »

Nature will also be very present around and inside the airport: vegetal adorn, indoor patios planted with trees, vertical tropical gardens and water walls will be at the heart of the terminal.

Aéroports de Paris Management (ADPM), established in 1990, is a 100% subsidiary of Aéroports de Paris Group dedicated to airport management and investments in airport management companies Jean-Marie Chevalier is the Chief Executive Officer of ADPM.

ADPI, established in 2000, is a subsidiary of Aéroports de Paris Group. It provides design, architecture and engineering services as well as project management support. Patrice Hardel is ADPI's Chairman of the Board and Alain Le Pajolec is ADPI's CEO.


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