Oriental Yuhong Waterproof Technology has secured a contract to provide waterproofing system services for Beijing’s new airport, which is currently under construction.

Since its inception, Oriental Yuhong has been involved in the project offering waterproofing system services and waterproof materials to the airport.

Under the contract, the Chinese firm will provide services for the Terminal Area’s ‘five fingers gallery’, service building, parking building and the flight zones.

The airport used Oriental Yuhong Thermoplastic Polyolefin (TPO) waterproof membrane which helped the facility to successfully cope with bad weather.

Oriental Yuhong TPO chief engineer Li Jianjun said: “The products of our company are used in many sensitive sections of the new airport project, of which the TPO waterproof membrane is the most used.

“We have provided construction and professional waterproofing design services for this world-famous project.”

“This is because TPO waterproof membrane joints are welded using hot wind, and the joints have high peeling strength. It is applied to the roof of corridors and the main terminal building and laid under the metal roofing board.

“It can withstand various types of abnormal environments and has the advantage of aging resistance. We have provided construction and professional waterproofing design services for this world-famous project.”

Beijing’s new airport will feature a total area of 41,000mu. The airport is being developed with a total investment of approximately $11.67bn and features four runways, a tarmac with 150 passenger aircraft parking bays and a 700,000ft² terminal area.

Once completed, the airport will be able to manage 72 million passengers per annum and is designed for further expansion to accommodate 100 million travellers.