Earlier this year, Ennis Electric participated in BWI’s 2nd Annual Summer Youth Initiative to offer students the opportunity to learn about careers related to airports, aerospace and transportation. The event led to curiosity about our role with the airport’s ongoing construction projects. We’re excited to share more information about the great work we’ve been completing at BWI.

BWI has been working on a $105 million expansion, meant to support BWI’s increasing international traffic. Ennis Electric is the project’s electrical contractor.

The Ennis Electric team, led by project manager Mike Aldi, is in charge of providing and installing the lighting, power, data, telecom and security systems infrastructure to support the airport expansion of the D and E concourse connector. The electrical scope of the expansion is valued at more than $9 million.

The completed work will include a new security checkpoint to service both the D and E piers. Perhaps more exciting to international travelers is the work we’ve been completing on the new sterile corridor that will allow international passengers to connect to flights without needing to go through US customs first.

A team of 40 Ennis Electric coworkers has been working hard on these projects. Our team is also managing four subcontractors. The project is scheduled for completion in 2017.

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan has stated that investing in BWI creates more jobs and will help grow the state’s economy. International traffic at the airport has nearly doubled since 2009. The airport also ranked number one on Thrillist’s list of “The 10 Most Surprisingly Great Airports in America.” We’re proud to be involved with a project that not only increases international and domestic travel in our area, but also helps boost the economy in the DC and Baltimore metro regions.