Program Management on a Large Scale
ABOUT THE PROJECT
Planning for the new $273 million Williston Basin International Airport (XWA) began in 2012. Ulteig started working with the City of Williston in 2015 to develop solutions to manage this very high-profile project. Ground was broken on October 10, 2016, and in June 2017 Ulteig began the role as overall program manager. During the project Ulteig managed 29 active contracts, 16 prime contractors, 16 consulting companies and seven tenant projects.
Ulteig’s advanced preparation of a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Airport Improvement Program application resulted in $112.4 million in funding and allowed the airport to obtain competitive bids and start projects early – thus reducing the project’s timeline by approximately nine months.
XWA opened on time, on Oct. 10, 2019, becoming the first new commercial greenfield airport in the U.S. in more than eight years. The project recently was named the 2020 Airport Business Project of the year by Airport Business Magazine.