FibreFENCE Fencing Systems Celebrate New 3,800m-long Runway at the Hong Kong International Airport
Due to the significant growth rates in passenger, cargo traffic and aircraft movements over the past decade, the Chek Lap Kok International Airport (HKIA), the main airport in Hong Kong, has come up with the master plan 2030, which outlined the future development plans for the area to cope the growing demand. After a public consultation, local authorities made the decision to expand the airport’s capacity by constructing a third runway (3RS) from the existing two-runway system (2RS). Thanks to its exclusive production technology and construction design, FibreFENCE has been recognised internationally as the best solution to fences to protect sensitive areas surrounding ILS or radar equipment and devices at airports. As a result, it has been included as a mandatory feature in the tender specification of the project by the Hong Kong Airport Authority.
FibreFENCE provided over 60km of FibreFENCE mesh, with an option for a further 33 km, which will be used for the construction of a radio transparent fence to separate the existing airport area from new one. The installation is fast and easy as the mesh is extremely lightweight, and its installation doesn’t need special lifting devices or cranes on site, reducing overall installation costs compared to any other solution. Mesh dimensions ensure a great visibility to improve active and passive security, while its great mechanical resistance is a guarantee against intrusion attempts and severe weather conditions typical of this region. To avoid small wildlife intrusions, it is possible to bury part of the mesh into the ground and to use a smaller mesh on the part closer to the ground, according to most recent Aviation Authorities recommendations.
ICAO standards in terms of radio transparency and frangibility are achieved so security in the sensitive areas is guaranteed. Moreover, FibreFENCE fencing systems fit with the airport infrastructures design, keep initial investments very low and reducing maintenance nearly to zero. Furthermore, FibreFENCE also meets “Sheet 7 – Types and Requirements of Airport Fences” specifications and has been approved by the Inter-ministerial Committee for Security of the Italian Ministry of Transports.
Thanks to all these benefits and advantages, FIbreFENCE fences have already been installed in many different airports worldwide.