Bonaire Air Traffic Control Tower

Van Boekel Bouw & Infra International has built a new air traffic control tower at Bonaire’s international airport, replacing the old tower, which no longer met safety standards and international aviation requirements.

This new building is part of a 15-year master plan to expand and modernise Bonaire’s airport. The contract consisted of the construction of a new-build air traffic control tower, including all technical systems and installations, roads, the modification of airport fences and entrance gates, new platform lighting for the apron, the 1200 metres of cable and pipes between the existing terminal and the new tower, the demolition of the existing tower and coordination with third parties.

  • Velp (municipality of Grave)
  • Municipality of Grave

The design and colour of the control tower are reminiscent of Bonaire’s native flamingo

The new control tower was ready for the testing, training and migration of air traffic control in April 2016. The old control tower was demolished at the beginning of September 2017. On Friday, 15 September 2017, Bonaire’s new air traffic control tower was officially opened. The principal behind this D&C contract was Rijkswaterstaat. The design and colour of the control tower are reminiscent of Bonaire’s native flamingo and were produced by NACO architect René Marey.

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Contract formUAV-GC 2005
CategoryConcrete engineering – Civil engineering – non-residental construction – special infrastructure
Executed byVan Boekel Bouw & Infra
Time2014 – 2017
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Van Boekel Bouw & Infra changed its course a few years ago, shifting our focus to multidisciplinary concrete projects in the civil and non-residential construction sectors. We started to emphasise Best Value Procurement (BVP) projects, which enabled us to escape the low-cost market. This change of course has netted Van Boekel Bouw & Infra new clients, whilst enabling us to specialise in new types of projects and contracts, such as UAV-gc, and expanding our work area in the Netherlands and abroad.  Our organisation and employees worked hard to make this transition into a success, focusing on acquiring new clients and completing new projects.