• It will be the country’s ninth international airport and will serve the tourist area of Cabo Rojo (Pedernales), on the border with Haiti

The Pro-Pedernales Trust, a government agency represented by the Dominican Republic’s Directorate General for Public-Private Partnerships (DGAPP), has awarded ACCIONA the contract to build the first runway at the Cabo Rojo International Airport in Pedernales, in the south of the country.

The contract, worth around €62 million (RD$3,961 million), includes the construction of a 3.1 kilometer long and 60 meter wide runway, as well as a taxiway, parking and safety areas, a runway safety strip, aprons for Boeing 777 aircraft and various drainage works. The project is expected to take approximately 16 months to complete.

The Dominican government intends to use the new airport as the basis for a new tourist destination in the area. It estimates that once operational, the airport will have an annual demand of 250,000 passengers, which could increase to one million passengers by 2042, making it the third busiest airport in the country. To accommodate this growth, the plan calls for the construction of several terminals and an additional runway.

Following the award of this contract, the Dominican government is planning a second phase of the project, which will include the construction of the control tower, a fire station, an electrical substation and a water and wastewater treatment plant. A passenger and cargo terminal is also planned for later stages.



ACCIONA has been present in the Dominican Republic since 2009, participating in emblematic infrastructure projects such as the expansion of the Santo Domingo Eastern Aqueduct.

In addition, in 2022, ACCIONA Airport Services, ACCIONA’s airport subsidiary, signed a contract with the Dominican airline Arajet to provide services in the Dominican Republic.

ACCIONA Energy inaugurated its first photovoltaic plant in the country in 2023. Located in the province of Peravia, the Calabaza I plant is capable of transforming sunlight into clean energy for more than 54,000 homes. With an installed capacity of 58 MWp and a total of more than 106,000 photovoltaic modules, the new plant will prevent the emission of around 81,000 tons of CO₂ into the atmosphere each year.

ACCIONA Energy and Grupo Pais are also building the Cotoperí photovoltaic project in the Dominican Republic, which will consist of three plants with a total capacity of 162MW, making it one of the largest in Central America and the Caribbean.