Egis Upgrades Airfield Facilities at Riyadh Airport
King Khaled International Airport is currently undergoing a large development and expansion programme that aims at increasing capacity in a near future.
This programme is indeed necessary to allow the airport to accommodate the rapidly growing air traffic. Serving the city of Riyadh, the capital of the country, King Khaled International Airport is the second biggest airport in Saudi Arabia, after Jeddah Airport. Today, the airport hosts circa 20 million passengers each year and the current expansion programme will extend capacity to 35 million.
As part of this programme, the General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has awarded Almabani General Contractor the contract for the design and construction of the required enhancements. Egis was nominated as design consultant of Almabani.
For the first time in the airport infrastructure domain, Egis will perform the full design under the building information modeling (BIM) concept. The company will also provide full technical support during construction.
The scope of works for this project covers the following airside facilities such as new taxiways, new cargo apron, rehabilitation of existing taxiways, extension of the existing fuel line and miscellaneous drainage improvements.
Egis is already working on an ongoing project at Riyadh Airport and providing technical support to the Saudi Arabian Trading and Construction Company (SATCO) for an operations & maintenance contract of airside equipment and systems. Egis’s scope of works covers the new passenger boarding bridges (PBBs), 400Hz power units and preconditioned air (PCA) systems.
Through this new project, Egis reinforces its position as a partner of choice for the region’s fast-growing airports in order to better prepare them for large-scale influx of passengers. Thanks to a complementary expertise in airport and air traffic management (ATM), Egis is also currently working on another major neighbouring airport on integration and validation activities for ATM equipment in an air traffic control tower.
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