Palanga Airport Reconstruction in Lithuania
On the 6th of September Palanga airport will be closed for reconstruction, which will last for 45 days. Works will consist of runway, taxiway and platform renovation, modernization of utilities network, lighting systems, installation of energy-efficient and sustainable solutions. According to Head of Operations and Infrastructure Department of Lithuanian Airports Dainius Čiuplys, infrastructure of an airport is cyclical, and its depreciated parts must be modernized every 10-15 years to meet aviation safety and environmental requirements. 2007 was the last time when Palanga airport was modernized. During modernization of Palanga airport, LED signal system will be installed. Modernization of the airport will consist of renovation of all surfaces. In addition, systems of platform illumination and collection of surface waste waters and purification will be installed.
According to him, reconstruction of Palanga airport is conducted for the purposes to conform to the requirements imposed by the European Aviation Safety Agency for international aviation and airports operation.
Works of the main and the most intensive stage of modernization will start on the 6th of September. During these stages, the operation of the airport will be suspended for the necessary and the shortest possible period, which will last for 45 days.
A Latvian company “A.C.B.“Public won the procurement of modernization of Palanga Airport, which was announced in autumn of 2020. The same company undertook to perform all works for 13,6 million euro (VAT excluded). The bigger part of this project is financed using funds from state budget. The government has adopted its decision to allocate 10,25 million euro to modernize Palanga airport and these investments were approved by the European Commission. The remaining part, 3,35 million of euro, is financed using Nordic Investment Bank loan for Lithuanian airports.