By Edwig Ban
Airport operator Abu Dhabi Airports on Tuesday signed a memorandum of understanding with the Romanian company South Development Group (SDG) SA to analyze the opportunities related to the management and development of airports in Romania, this being its first foray outside the United Arab Emirates, reports Reuters.
Currently, Abu Dhabi Airports, a company wholly owned by the Government of Abu Dhabi, operates five airports in the United Arab Emirates, including the main international airport in the capital of Abu Dhabi. “We are analyzing partnership opportunities for airport management and development in Romania,” said Abu Dhabi Airports CEO Bryan Thompson. He said that the memorandum of understanding will cover the airport in Bucharest and five regional airports in Romania.
South Development Group reports that it is preparing a new satellite Aerotropolis for Bucharest: Bucharest Constantin Brâncuși Airport City. This futuristic development will incorporate a new State of the Art International Airport, Hi tech office park, modern automated Industrial facilities and logistics as well as an Exhibition and congress facility together with contemporary residential, educational and medical facilities, plus an entertainment zone. It will be a fully integrated smart City development.
‘We are partnering with the most experienced designers to create a highly advanced new Airport for Bucharest. This will incorporate the latest concepts and technology to make Bucharest Constantin Brâncuși Airport the most advanced technological and efficient Airport in Europe. The interconnectivity with the City centre by road and rail will provide easy and congestion free access to the Airport and all the other facilities located in the Aerotropolis’ informs the Romanian company.
SDG are creating major Investment opportunities in the Airport Industry as well as other technologically advanced Industries looking to have a modern base in Europe. The project will encompass significant uses of renewable energy sources as well as utilizing the latest approaches to sustainable and environmental design throughout. The interactivity and smart technology throughout the project provides for future proofing investments.
By Edwig Ban