BANDUNG - Soekarno Hatta International Airport (SHIA), located in Tangerang, operating since 1985, continues to be developed to accommodate the increasing number of passengers every year, domestic and international flights.
Currently, SHIA only has two terminals that have been revitalized or repaired, namely Terminal 1 and Terminal 2. Terminal 1 is for domestic flights, while Terminals 2 and 3 are for domestic and international flights.
The number of passengers at Soetta Airport is increasing as the years go by; in 2014, SHIA was named one of the busiest airports globally, with 62.1 million passengers, as reported by Republika.co.id.
This is one of the reasons why SHIA continues to revitalize each of its terminals. In 2014, planning for the construction of Terminal 4 at Soetta Airport was initiated but was delayed due to various reasons.
PT. Angkasa Pura II (Persero) (AP II) revealed that the construction of Terminal 4 would be well-planned. For the development of Terminal 4 of SHIA, AP II held a tender for the Terminal 4 project in Detail Engineering Design (DED) contract form.
Meanwhile, the terminal operation will be carried out in stages and will be fully running in 2023. The tender winner will carry out the planning for Terminal 4, namely, the consortium KSO Karya Bersama Nusantara (KBN), after outperforming other contestants in technical aspects, qualifications of experts, and maturity of the design concept offered.
KSO KBN consists of PT. Bina Karya (Persero), Yooshin Corporation and PT. Lapi Divusi with a supporting team consisting of PT. Grha Matra Design Indonesia, PT. Nur Straits Engineering (NSE), Andramatin Architects, ADP Ingenierie (ADPi), and PT. Sigmatech Tatakarsa.
KSO KBN involves the collaboration of senior Indonesian architects such as Andramatin with foreign architects from the French company ADPi to the famous Indonesian sculpture artist Dolorosa Sinaga. This collaboration between local and foreign architects is considered to improve the quality of Terminal 4 compared to the previous terminals.
The scope of work for NSE is a topographic survey, soil investigation survey, geotechnical planning, including soil improvement, accessibility planning, drainage planning, and terminal structure planning.
Terminal 4 of Soetta Airport, with a terminal area of 374,000 square meters, is planned to accommodate up to 40 million pax/year. This capacity is more significant than Terminal 3, which can only accommodate 25 million pax/year.
With the construction of Terminal 4, plus Terminals 1, 2, and 3, it is hoped that Soetta Airport will be able to accommodate a capacity of up to 100 million pax/year. This capacity is equivalent to a number of the busiest airports in the world, one of which is Dubai International Airport, with an annual passenger movement of 86 million pax/year in 2019, and Beijing Capital International Airport, which in 2018 has reached more than 100 million pax/year passenger movements.