ADB wins airport facilities upgrade contracts in Africa

22 December 2013 (Last Updated December 22nd, 2013 18:30)

ADB Airfield Solutions has secured two contracts with Airports Company South Africa (ACSA) to upgrade Johannesburg’s OR Tambo International Airport, to enable the airport support air traffic in low visibility conditions.

ADB Airfield Solutions has secured two contracts with Airports Company South Africa (ACSA) to upgrade Johannesburg's OR Tambo International Airport, to enable the airport support air traffic in low visibility conditions.

ADB will deploy CAT III NORMARC Instrument Landing System from Indra Navia on Runway 21L.

It will also replace the existing taxiway lighting with its new LED-based AD Lights to support the upgrade of the runway to CAT III.

"Energy-efficient airfield ground lighting will lower both energy and maintenance costs."

ADB Airfield Solutions CEO Christian Onselaere said: "Well-maintained airport infrastructure is vital to an airport's growth and profitability, and ACSA aims to achieve this by continuing the modernisation process at OR Tambo International Airport.

"Our projects will enable just that; the CAT III instrument landing system will ensure steady revenues as the airfield will be operational even in the most extreme weather conditions. Furthermore, our energy-efficient airfield ground lighting will lower both energy and maintenance costs."

ADB will also upgrade the Fluorescent Illuminated Guidance Signs Type PVO to LED Guidance Signs Type PVLs.

Zambia's state-owned National Airports Corporation (NACL) has selected ADB to upgrade the country's four international airports in line with the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) standards.

NACL offers airport facilities including ground handling at four international airports in Zambia, Lusaka, Livingstone, Ndola and Mfuwe.

ADB will deliver specialised in-terminal requirements such as the baggage handling system, passenger screening and security system, substations, transformers and switchgear to these airports.

ADB is currently working on a project for Harry Mwaanga Nkumbula Airport in Livingstone, Zambia.

ADB Airfield Solutions is an airfield technology company that provides a variety of services for visual guidance, it currently offers services in over 2,000 airports in 175 countries worldwide.