Samsung C&T to Build Terminal 3 of Taoyuan International Airport in Taiwan

Image provided by Samsung C&T, showing view of Terminal 3 at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport

Samsung C&T announced that it has won a 1.2 trillion order to build Terminal 3 of Taiwan’s Taoyuan International Airport. The project, ordered by Taiwan’s Taoyuan International Airport Corp., aims to expand the airport.

Taoyuan International Airport, which opened in 1979, is Taiwan’s No. 1 airport about 50 km northwest of Taipei. Since the opening of Terminal 2, the airport has been pushing for the construction of Terminal 3 to solve a congestion problem caused by an increase in the number of passengers.

Samsung C&T won the project by forming a consortium with Taiwan’s general construction company RSEA Engineering. The total budget is US$1.56 billion, of which Samsung C&T will take 1.24 trillion won.

Samsung C&T will carry out the construction of the passenger terminal and a boarding building that can handle 45 million people annually with a total floor area of 550,000 square meters. The construction period is 60 months. Samsung C&T noted that this project requires high-level construction technology such as large roof steel trusses and an unstructured ceiling.

Previously Samsung C&T successfully built Incheon International Airport’s first passenger terminal, the expansion of the airport’s boarding building and Mongolia’s Ulaanbaatar New International Airport. Samsung C&T is currently working on a ground improvement project for Hong Kong’s Chek Lap Kok International Airport, the expansion of a runway in Singapore’s Changi International Airport and the expansion of Bangladesh’s Dhaka International Airport.

Apart from the Taiwan airport project, Samsung C&T won a 1.8-trillion-won order to build an LNG export base in Qatar and a 500-billion-won order to build a subway in Singapore in March alone. As a result, the Korean builder booked orders worth more than 6 trillion won in the first quarter of 2021 alone.