Pulkovo airport in St. Petersburg is holding a tender for investors to turn it into a European hub through construction of a new, 185,000 m2 terminal. Three companies will submit bids to the city government, which will make its decision at the end of June. The winner of the tender must start work this year and the airport must be ready by 2013. The three companies bidding for the project are Oleg Deripaska’s Basic Element, Vneshtorgbank, and a joint venture of Gazprombank and Leader. Once the new terminal is finished, Pulkovo-1 terminal will close for construction and Pulkovo-2 terminal will be dismantled, Fontanka newspaper reported.
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