Iași Airport becomes first in Romania to have a PV park

Alina Oprea
The airport in Iasi, where a new terminal is now being built, is the first in Romania to have a photovoltaic park. Completion of the works at Terminal 4 of the Iași International Airport is expected for the end of this year, say the representatives of the STRABAG constructor. After the completion of the project and the construction of the T4 Terminal, the Iasi International Airport will have the second largest terminal in the country, after the Henri Coandă International Airport in Bucharest. Iasi Airport will be able to process 3.5 million passengers annually.

"The complexity of the project comes primarily from the security systems and the baggage transport system, systems that, together, will ensure the functionality of the Iasi International Airport", declare the STRABAG experts.

They specified that the realization of the photovoltaic park is part of the "Development of the Iași International Airport" project, which will provide approximately 20% of the airport's energy needs. Iași International Airport is to be the first airport in Romania to have a photovoltaic park.

About 600 workers are involved in the construction site of the Iasi International Airport.

After the completion of work on the new terminal, the first passengers will cross the threshold next spring, according to airport representatives.

The new terminal, built on three levels (basement, ground floor, first floor), will have seven boarding gates, three airbridges, four arrival gates, five security control filters + 1 VIP, 20 check-in desks, and eight self-service systems -check-in. The deadline for handing over the project is December, according to the execution contract.

Shortly, in mid-November, the entire 600-space car park is to be opened to the public. At the same time, the photovoltaic park is ready and could be put into operation at the end of this month.

The contract for the expansion of Iași Airport was awarded to STRABAG in May 2022, its value amounting to RON 328 million (€65.6 million).