Russian contractor with Turkish ties to build terminal in Sheremetyevo Airport

Renaissance Construction to build a new terminal at Sheremetyevo Renaissance Construction to build a new terminal at Sheremetyevo

Moscow’s Sheremetyevo Airport reports that the development of the airport’s northern terminal area will be contracted to a Russian company EnergoStroy instead of the Turkish Renaissance Construction, which was announced as the chosen contractor for the job in the beginning. However, there is a good reason to believe that Terminal B and an underground passage between terminals will be constructed by the Turkish company after all.

EnergoStroy LLC, a company registered in Saint Petersburg, was mentioned in Russian government decree No. 1458 dated October 29, 2015, about legal entities authorized to hire Turkish citizens. Saint Petersburg daily Delovoy Peterburg reported later that EnergoStroy was in fact a subsidiary of the Renaissance Construction company.

The governmental decree was passed after Russian authorities had imposed sanctions against all companies, including construction companies, controlled by Turkish citizens that operated in Russia. This was a response to the Turkish Air Force F-16 shooting down a Russian Su-24 bomber near Syrian-Turkish border in November.

The selected general contractor will build Terminal B on the northern side of Sheremetyevo Airport and connect this area with the terminal buildings on the southern side via underground passage.

The construction is planned to be completed by the beginning of the FIFA World Cup, which will take place in Russia in summer 2018. New aircraft refueling and cargo processing facilities, also to be located in the northern terminal area along with the third runway, are expected to be completed by about the same time.

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