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Questions on DUB Airport?

Post by Akerosid » Mon Feb 06, 2006 6:12 pm

The minister answered questions on developments at DUB Airport last Wednesday. Moving in the right direction anyway. (Apologies for the double spacing; it's just the way it copied.)


D?il Question
No: 124, 150

*To ask the Minister for Transport the progress to date in 2006 in the
development of a second terminal at Dublin Airport; if this project can be
operational by 2009; and if he will make a statement on the matter.
- Damien English. (Nominated by: Olivia Mitchell).

For ORAL answer on Wednesday, 1st February, 2006.

Ref No: 3337/06 Lottery: 16


*To ask the Minister for Transport if his attention has been drawn to the
cost to develop pier D at Dublin Airport; if the authority has sought an
increase over that which has been sanctioned for this project; his views on
the need for this increase; and if he will make a statement on the matter.
- Gerard Murphy. (Nominated by: Olivia Mitchell).

For ORAL answer on Wednesday, 1st February, 2006.

Ref No: 3336/06 Lottery: 43
Answered by the Minister for Transport
(Martin Cullen TD)

REPLY

I propose to take questions 124 and 150 together.





Under the Dublin Airport Authority?s (DAA) medium term plan for new


infrastructural provision at Dublin Airport published last Autumn, a new


Terminal and associated pier facilities (Pier E) will be provided to the


South of the existing terminal. These facilities are due to come on stream


in 2009. The plan also provided for other capacity enhancements including


the provision of temporary pier facilities in 2006 and a permanent new


pier, Pier D, to be in place by late 2007. These new pier facilities will


deliver significant additional aircraft contact stands for fast turnaround


operations.





In relation to Terminal 2, I understand that the DAA has progressed with


the procurement of the Project Management and Design Teams for the project


and that the Authority will shortly announce the outcome of the bidding


process. Work will commence immediately on the planning application and in


this regard, preliminary consultation with Fingal County Council has


already taken place. The DAA is working to the Government decision to have


the terminal operational by 2009.


The specification and cost of Terminal 2 will be independently verified by


experts on behalf of the Government. Also, at the appropriate time, an


independent body will manage an open tender competition to select an


operator for the new terminal.


The cost of developing Pier D at Dublin Airport is an operational matter


for the DAA. The final tender costs won?t be fully known until the


Authority is in a position to place the procurement contract. I understand


that the Authority is currently actively engaged in the procurement process


for Pier D and expect that the process will be completed and a contract


awarded within a matter of weeks. It is the intention of the DAA, that the


new facility will be operational by late 2007.

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Post by mini » Fri Sep 29, 2006 11:15 pm

As a relative newcomer to this site, I was browsing "old" threads and came upon this one. I could spend 20 mins lifting quotes from the Ministers' response - but why bother, even though its only months old his drivel is so far from reality it borders on negligent.

Although, my sources tell me he is a much easier man to work "for" than the man he replaced - who allegedly was prone to attempting to exert influence on independent officers under his umbrella...

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Re: Questions on DUB Airport?

Post by AndyMax » Sun Oct 01, 2006 8:29 pm

Akerosid wrote:These new pier facilities will
deliver significant additional aircraft contact stands for fast turnaround operations.



I dont thinmk so. It will be a disaster Just like every other thing the DAA have done. There will still be the smae infrastructure in and around the airport making it even more impossible to get in and out of the place.

For example, Last week for the Ryder Cup almost every aircraft travelling back to the USA was detailed by a number of hours. Why? Because the "state of the art" baggage belt system broke down because it could not cope with the volume of luggage(particularily golf clubs) that people were bring back. The back log of luggage went on for days.

Another airport is needed for Dublin as EIDW is bulging to a dangerous level.

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