The contracting for the upcoming airport in Qaqortoq is concluded.

Canadian Pennecon Heavy Civil will be tasked with constructing the new runway at the upcoming airport in Qaqortoq. The contract has been signed and the construction work will start in the spring.

Pennecon Heavy Civil submitted the most favorable bid in both tender rounds for the runway construction work in the upcoming airport in Qaqortoq. Kalaallit Airports Domestic has now completed negotiations with the Canadian company and signed a contract for the construction of the runway and additional terrain work.

"We are happy that the contract is in place. Now we look forward for the construction work to kick off in the spring. Pennecon has extensive experience with large construction projects in areas characterized by the harsh and changeable circumstances that also characterize Greenland. And we are sure that they are the right people for the task”, says Jens Lauridsen, CEO of Kalaallit Airports Domestic.

Also, at Pennecon Heavy Civil, there is excitement that the contract is in place.

“Pennecon is extremely pleased that our Heavy Civil group has been awarded this important airport construction project. We look forward to working with Kalaallit Airports and bringing our construction experience to Greenland. Our business approach is one of mutual respect and cooperation with the goal of seeking success at all levels - governments, communities, business and employment”, says Pennecon’s Executive Chair Larry Puddister.

Construction work will start in the spring. The contract includes, among other things, the establishment of the runway, site preparations for the terminal construction, taxiway, airfield, public parking areas and completion of the access road to Qaqortoq.

The major construction project will include 2 million m3 of rock to be blasted and refilled. The construction schedule runs over three years, and the new airport will be ready for use in the autumn of 2025.

The new airport buildings are expected to be re-tendered during the spring of this year.

By late April, Kalaallit Airport's Domestic and Pennecon Heavy Civil will invite citizens of Qaqortoq to an information meeting about the forthcoming works and the new airport.

Facts about Qaqortoq Airport:

  • 1,500 meters runway, 30 meters wide. ICAO Reference code 3C with “non-precision approach” and localizers at both lane ends
  • Approx. 2,000 m2. terminal
  • Capacity: 200 pax pr. hour (100 incoming + 100 outgoing passengers)

Qaqortoq Airport is 100% owned by the Government of Greenland.

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For further information, please contact (press inquiries only):
Mikkel Bjarnø Lund, Communications Manager, Kalaallit Airports - mobile: 231700 -