Cairo International Airport Terminal Building No. 2

Location Cairo, Egypt

Client Cairo Airport Company

Services Project Management

Project Value $500 million

Hill provided project management consultancy services to the Cairo Airport Company for the renovation and development of Terminal Building No. 2 at Cairo International Airport in Egypt. This major renovation doubled the terminal’s capacity to 7.5 million passengers per year. 

The project involved renovation of the existing terminal building, the construction of new buildings, including a new departure hall, a new airside pier, and a major upgrading and extension of the airside and landside pavements. Three new buildings, designated as Building A, Building B, and Building C, were built with total floor space of 66,000 SM, 115,500 SM, and 39,000 SM, respectively. The project also included an airside hotel with 40 guest rooms; a baggage handling system with the capacity to handle 3,000 bags per hour; 7 reclaim carrousels; a baggage sorting area over 45,000 SM; and aprons, taxiways, and roads over 357,000 SM.  

Over the course of the project, the Hill team developed and executed several innovations to manage project risk, control cost, and schedule, and enhance site safety. These included running schedule probability scenarios to measure and mitigate schedule risk, leading a value analysis for the baggage handling system that resulted in a reduction of the bidder’s price, leading technical reviews of the fuel hydrant line that delivered further cost savings, developing an Edge Protection Program to mitigate fall hazards, leading a Housekeeping and Hazard Program to eliminate tripping and chemical hazards, and leading a Lighting Program to mitigate tripping hazards in darkened areas.