The team behind Poland’s Solidarity Transport Hub (STH) plans to harness collaboration as it designs and builds a greenfield airport.

According to STH, designing an airport from scratch is the ideal opportunity to implement the most innovative solutions.

One way the company intends to introduce modern technologies is through participation in the Smart Airports project. This is an initiative supported by the European Commission, bringing together 15 institutions from the aviation industry, including Copenhagen Airport, Rome-Fiumicino Airport, the Danish Institute of Technology, and the International Air Transport Association (IATA). The consortium is developing green, environmentally friendly, intelligent solutions for airports.

The team, which includes representatives from STH, is working on, among other things, developing sustainable solutions for fuelling aircraft with biofuel and introducing electromobility, including the development of management and planning tools for infrastructure and systems.

What next for STH?
In 2022, the Solidarity Transport Hub company presented the investor's variant of Solidarity Airport, along with the accompanying infrastructure. This was preceded by months of intensive work on the Master Plan and the EIA Report, covering a number of site survey studies (nature inventory, drillings, water and soil sampling, laboratory tests, etc.). Contractors have also been selected in the tender for preparatory works, and tenders were launched for airport designers such as master architect, master civil engineer, support infrastructure engineers and airport system infrastructure designer. The STH company also announced, among other things, preliminary market consultations for the implementation of construction works for railway investments. The company is currently conducting preparatory works (for instance feasibility studies) for 1,300km of the 2,000km of new railway lines. The whole railway part of the STH project should be completed by 2034.

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