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Thursday, February 14, 2013

ADB Airfield Solutions modernizes runway at Cape Town International Airport



Helps Africa’s best airport* improve safety, energy efficiency, and ease of maintenance

Airports Company South Africa has selected ADB to upgrade the AGL – Aeronautical Ground Lighting at Cape Town International Airport. The project is vital for the airport which serves as a gateway for millions of passengers visiting Cape Town, the country’s most popular tourist destination.

“Cape Town International Airport is by far one of Africa’s busiest airports and since the runway will continue to support air traffic during the course of the upgrade, this project demands impeccable standards of quality,” said Christian Onselaere, CEO, ADB. “We are honored that Airports Company South Africa, a long-standing partner, values the proficiency of our personnel, and trusts our ability to implement this project flawlessly.”

ADB Airfield Solutions will supply and install its new AD Lights for the runway centerline, touchdown and taxiway centerline, the new EREL LED runway edge lights as well as runway closure crosses, which are part of its “green”, energy-efficient, LED lighting portfolio. The new closure markers will also allow easier airfield maintenance by allowing the airport staff to close commercial operations on the runway when needed.

ADB will also undertake secondary cable replacement, which enables the main civil construction contractor to strengthen the runway strips by importing vast quantities of asphalt. The scope includes commissioning services and the relocation of AGL manholes to 50 meters from the runway edge. This will improve access to the series transformers for maintenance on a day-to-day basis.

The project is scheduled to be completed in July 2013