France’s Egis has won the design and build contract for Oran Essenia Airport in Algeria.

Under the contract, Egis will carry out the design for a new passenger terminal at the airport and an upgrade of the existing passenger terminal and the cargo terminal.

Egis will first conduct a feasibility study for the planned expansion.

The client on the project is Algeria’s Etablissement de Gestion des Services Aeroportuaires, which is responsible for the management of the country’s 17 airports.

Oran airport is currently able to handle 800,000 passengers each year. The planned expansion, however, will seek to address the shortage of capacity and will accommodate the future traffic increases over the next 15 years.

The new terminal along with the upgrade of the existing terminal will increase capacity to two million passengers by 2025.