Airport Business - June-July 2020 - 28

AUTHOR Joe Petrie

TERMINAL:

Williston Basin
International
Airport

ALL PHOTOS
COURTESY OF CITY
OF WILLISTON

f Location: Williston Basin
International Airport (XWA)
f Project: New airport construction
f Cost: $270 million
f Completion: October
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 ey Participants: Ulteig, KLJ,
Burns & McDonnell, Alliiance,
JE Dunn, Chrysalis Global
On Oct. 10, the new Williston Basin International Airport
(XWA) in Williston, North Dakota celebrated its grand opening,
replacing the 70-year-old Sloulin Field International Airport
(ISN). Owned by the city of Williston, the $270 million allencompassing project was designed to meet the flying needs of
Williston's current and future travelers and community.
The state of North Dakota, Federal Aviation Administration,
and city of Williston collaborated to build an airport that was
f lexible, right-sized and efficient. XWA was the first new
greenfield airport in the U.S. to be built from the ground up
within the past nine years.
Williston Airport Director Anthony Dudas said the new
airport is a product of planning and teamwork which began in
2010 during the economic boom due to hydraulic fracturing
for energy. The planning process utilized public input from
the community, airport users, businesses, federal, state and
local leadership to define the region's air service future and the
facilities required to accommodate that growth.
"The city of Williston developed a robust team of professional
service providers to monitor and communicate ongoing
construction progress throughout the duration of the airport
relocation project," he said. "We had five separate engineering
firms involved in this project and more than 30 separate prime
contracts active at the same time. It was important to the city
that we had an overall program coordinator, Ulteig Engineers,

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to provide oversight and coordination to all other engineers
and contractors."
The new terminal designed by Alliiance and constructed
by JE Dunn features ample seating, a restaurant and lounge,
jet bridges and dedicated mother's care area. While the new
terminal is the public show piece for XWA, this project included
every aspect necessary for airport operations.
The XWA project built an airport with utility infrastructure
of a small city in the plains of North Dakota, 12 miles from the
old airport. The design teams of KLJ and Burns & McDonnell
developed plans for the multiple projects involved in the
greenfield airport and these were collectively managed by Ulteig.
"Burns & McDonnell was honored to provide aviation design,
engineering and construction services on several projects for the
ground-up construction of the Williston Basin International
Airport," said Andy Loftus, project manager and civil engineer
for Burns & McDonnell. "From the general aviation apron to
airfield electric systems, we worked hand-in-hand with the
airport and our partners to deliver a state-of-the-art commercial
airport in North Dakota. As the fastest-built commercial airport
since World War II, collaboration and communication were
key to meeting the aggressive timeline and executing successful
projects. We look forward to future collaborations with the
airport and city of Williston to continue delivering critical
infrastructure projects to the community."



Airport Business - June-July 2020

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Airport Business - June-July 2020

Inside the Fence
Industry Update
Keep Your Troubles Outside the Fence
Airport Guru
Less Water, Less Contaminants, Less Problems
Put Out Fires
Projects of the Year
Product Focus
Fueling Directory
Airport Business - June-July 2020 - 1
Airport Business - June-July 2020 - 2
Airport Business - June-July 2020 - 3
Airport Business - June-July 2020 - 4
Airport Business - June-July 2020 - 5
Airport Business - June-July 2020 - Inside the Fence
Airport Business - June-July 2020 - 7
Airport Business - June-July 2020 - Industry Update
Airport Business - June-July 2020 - 9
Airport Business - June-July 2020 - 10
Airport Business - June-July 2020 - 11
Airport Business - June-July 2020 - Keep Your Troubles Outside the Fence
Airport Business - June-July 2020 - 13
Airport Business - June-July 2020 - Airport Guru
Airport Business - June-July 2020 - 15
Airport Business - June-July 2020 - Less Water, Less Contaminants, Less Problems
Airport Business - June-July 2020 - 17
Airport Business - June-July 2020 - Put Out Fires
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Airport Business - June-July 2020 - Projects of the Year
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Airport Business - June-July 2020 - Fueling Directory
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