Engineering Endeavour of 2022
Dublin Airport North Runway, the first international runway constructed in Ireland in over 30 years, was awarded the prestigious title of Engineering Endeavour of 2022 by Engineers Ireland on 19 December 2022.
Delivered by an international project team, comprising of Arup, SENER and a Construction Joint Venture made up of FCC Construcción and Roadbridge Ltd, Dublin Airport North Runway was chosen by the public and members of Engineers Ireland as the top engineering project of 2022 having featured in Engineers Ireland’s Engineering Excellence Digital Series, held in association with ESB, and following an online vote.
The development of North Runway, considered one of Ireland’s largest infrastructure projects, involved the building and installation of over 340,000m2 of new runway and taxiways, 6km of internal airport roads, 425km of electrical cable and 2,500 runway and taxiway lights. The industry-leading decision to continuously consider whole life costs throughout the project also ensures that North Runway can be operated and maintained in the most efficient and reliable manner, providing a long-term, resilient asset and a safe working environment for operators on a day-to-day basis.