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American Government Taking Bids for Airport Construction Project

The United States government has published a call requesting contractor bids for the design and construction of a new security area at the Keflavík airport, Vísir reports.

According to the ad posted on, the project will consist of the construct of “an aircraft apron expansion east of the existing hot cargo pad, a dangerous cargo pad with an access taxiway and a gravel beddown site with a utility enclosure.” The current cost estimate for the project is just over ISK 6 billion [$47.9 million; €42.7 million] and will be funded entirely by the American government.

Only bids from American and Icelandic companies will be accepted for the project. According to information from the Ministry for Foreign Affairs, construction is scheduled to begin next year and is supposed to be completed by 2023.

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