Airport Construction

A whooping $1.1 trillion is to be spent on airport construction globally, according to data from the Centre for Aviation (CAPA), a leader in global aviation knowledge.

Close to 60 per cent of the work on Bahrain International Airport’s (BIA) $1.1-billion mega expansion programme has been completed and the contractor is engaged on various fronts – right from the curtain-wall glazing works to the installation of the baggage handling system – to ensure the project remains on schedule.

Durapipe UK’s specialist fuel conveyance pipework system, PLX, has been utilised on the $1.1-billion modernisation programme currently under way at Bahrain International Airport as part of its new back-up power system.

Bespoke metal ceilings and eye-catching metalwork enhance the aesthetics of the recently opened Muscat International Airport in Oman, where more than 200,000 sq m of these products from SAS International have been installed.

A fleet of more than 50 machines and plant from Wirtgen Group companies – Wirtgen, Vögele, Hamm and Benninghoven – has been playing a vital part in the construction of the Istanbul New Airport, officially known as İstanbul Yeni Havalimanı.

French aerial work platform manufacturer Haulotte and its local partner Acarlar Makine have added yet another feather to their cap with their involvement in the construction of the world’s largest airport, which is currently nearing completion in Istanbul, Turkey.

Switzerland-based Geberit says it has provided sanitary and piping solutions for several airports in the Gulf region, addressing the requirements for aesthetics, hygiene and reliability in these highly trafficked facilities.

Al Salem Johnson Controls, a leading provider of integrated solutions in HVAC (heating, ventilation and air-conditioning), building management and smart energy solutions, says its cooling and security solutions have been installed at the new King Abdulaziz International Airport in Jeddah, which last month marked its soft opening.

Deerns Group, a Dutch consulting leader in conceptual design, engineering and construction services, has been awarded a contract by the Kuwaiti government for the provision of management and supervision services related to implementing technical facilities at and around Kuwait International Airport.

Hunter Douglas, represented in Saudi Arabia by the Riyadh-based Universal Building Materials Merchants (UBM) Company, has proposed innovative ceilings solutions for Terminals 3 and 4 at the King Khalid international Airport (KKIA) that will contribute to the overall performance of the buildings.