DCG served as IT Program Manager for the strategic planning, design, implementation, and commissioning of the New Quito International Airport (NQIA) in Quito Ecuador under the administration of Quiport S.A. and ADC-HAS as operator. The airport opened February 20, 2012. The $ 600 million+ private public partnership (P3) project was a joint venture called Corporacion Quiport SA (Quiport) (consists of Aecon Concessions, Andrade Gutierrez Concessoes of Brazil, and Airport Development Corporation of Toronto and HAS Development Corporation of Texas). Quiport was awarded the concession to design, build and operate a new airport until 2040.
DCG provided the following services to the Investor/Owner/Operator Team:
- Developed the IT Systems vision and strategic plan defining the operational systems and technologies required at initial operations.
- Defined requirements and prepared system specifications for nine ( 9) critical airport operations and back office systems FIDS, AODB, CUTE, RMS, LAN, WiFi; CUSS; Radio Communication infrastructure; Airside CCTV operations monitoring support, and other LOB systems
- Serving as IT Systems Program Manager and Owner Rep providing design review and coordination with Contractor on all airport systems (28 concurrent IT systems projects/programs) and infrastructure to support the campus consisting of the Passenger Terminal Building (PTB) and 18 ancillary and support buildings
- Assisted in contract development with the national telecommunications carrier (CNT) after nationalization of shared telecom access to government facilities enacted (2009). The project represents the first shared access telecommunications network to a major public facility in Ecuador
- Assisted in defining strategy and contract development for the first shared Distributed Antenna System (DAS) for multi-carrier cellular services distribution within a facility
- Assisted in definition and implementation of a “cloud” server strategy to facilitate the migration of server-based systems from old airport to new airport.
- Developed shared tenant services (STS) and rates and charges related cost analysis to determine cost recovery models for IT-related services
- Provided on-going PMO project support facilitating IT coordination between providers and providing status coordination to the Board and Sponsor groups
- Assist with the planning of IT related transition activities including coordination with tenants and airlines for host system connectivity and facility IT needs
- Assist with the planning, coordination, and monitoring of ORAT (Operational Readiness Acceptance Testing), a 90-day intensive period of simulated passenger operations to operationally and performance test systems/processes for the new airport (up to 500 participants for certain tests)
- Participate in comprehensive system tests and overall commissioning and certification activities of the airport
Following the Airport opening, DCG continues to work with Quiport providing general IT strategic planning and consulting support. Most recent projects include:
Security Systems Upgrades
DCG provided IT PMO support post implementation upgrades and continuing improvements to the access control and CCTV system and infrastructure.
Terminal Expansion Project
DCG provided IT PMO planning and construction administration support for ITT systems associated with the $24 million airport expansion project which added seven additional gates to the airport. The expansion opened in May, 2015.