With this partnership, ENGIE’s digital solutions will be implemented through a Computerised Maintenance Management System (CMMS) allowing critical information to be exchanged in a timely and secure manner between asset and staff, contributing to enhanced maintenance quality as well as a transparent and accountable maintenance regime. GMCAC is a consortium between Megawide Construction Corporation, one of Philippines’ leading construction firms, and India-based airport infrastructure developer GMR Group. GMCAC was given the authority to operate and develop MCIA for a 25-year period by the Department of Transportation of the Philippines, effective from 1 November 2014.
“GMCAC strives to deliver not just a world-class infrastructure but also world-class services. We are, therefore, delighted to engage ENGIE, an engineering and facilities management organization with extensive airport operations and engineering services, as our partner and service provider. We look forward to the opportunity of upskilling the Filipino staff who have joined this prestigious company,” said Andrew Acquaah-Harrison, Chief Executive Advisor, GMCAC.
Leading the way for the Philippines’ energy transition
ENGIE Services Philippines’ partnership with GMCAC represents another significant milestone for sustainability in the Philippines, following ENGIE’s announcement in October, where the Group entered into a joint venture with FDC Utilities, Inc. (FDCUI), a subsidiary of Filinvest Development Corporation (“FDC”) for the incorporation of Filinvest-ENGIE Renewable Energy Enterprise, Inc. (FREE), to develop solar energy rooftop systems for Philippine customers.
“Digital technology is playing an increasingly important role in controlling energy system performance, a critical success factor as organisations take steps to improve their energy efficiency. As the leading gloabl energy service provider, ENGIE harnesses the latest digital technologies to provide better support for our clients who are looking to lower their carbon footprint while reducing costs” said Pierre Cheyron, CEO, ENGIE Services Asia-Pacific. “Our partnership with GMCAC will help enhance the company’s cost-efficiency and productivity, putting them in a good position to meet the dynamic needs of running the Mactan-Cebu International Airport. This is also a significant step for ENGIE as we continue to support sustainable economic growth in the Philippines as we play a leading role in Asia-Pacific’s energy transition.”
GMCAC envisions MCIA to become the “friendliest resort airport”. True to its commitment, MCIA has won a number of international recognitions for its world-class services, most recently is the Asia Pacific Medium Airport of the Year from the CAPA Center for Aviation on November 8, 2018.
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GMR Megawide Cebu Airport Corporation (GMCAC) is a joint venture between the Philippine’s Megawide Construction Corporation and GMR Group of India. It is a Filipino-led company managing the terminal operations and other related areas of Mactan-Cebu International Airport (MCIA), the second largest airport in the Philippines. On July 1, 2018, GMCAC commenced the full commercial operations of MCIA’s second Passenger Terminal Building called Terminal 2. It is the first airport project inaugurated by President Rodrigo Duterte and is considered one of the flagship projects under the government’s Build, Build, Build infrastructure program. With the addition of a new terminal, spanning 65,500 square meters, T2 caters to international flights and is projected to increase MCIA’s passenger capacity from 4.5 million in 2014 to 12.5 million in 2018. Terminal 2 is set to transform MCIA into a world-class airport facility with a welcoming ambiance that is distinctly Filipino. Following the opening of Terminal 2, GMCAC has fast-tracked Terminal 1 developments and refurbishments to reduce congestion, improve ambiance and enhance passenger experience.