Hong Kong Airport awards ground equipment contracts to Cavotec

13 January 2013 (Last Updated January 13th, 2013 18:30)

Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) has awarded three contracts to Cavotec for the delivery of aircraft fuelling and electrical supply ground support equipment (GSE).

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Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) has awarded three contracts to Cavotec for the delivery of aircraft fuelling and electrical supply ground support equipment (GSE).

The contract includes the production, installation and commissioning of several fuelling vault access covers and fuelling and sampling pit systems at the airport's Western Apron, in addition to the delivery of electrical power supply units, including hatch pit units, as well as various electrical converters and sockets.

The third contract, placed by Gammon E&M, includes delivery of fuelling pit systems and vault access covers for Hong Kong Airport's Midfield project, as well as the supply of electrical equipment including bridge-mounted, 90KVA electrical power converters and cable modular coilers.

Cavotec Hong Kong managing director John Rostagno said: "Cavotec is working closely with the Airport Authority Hong Kong (AAHK) on these projects and the orders confirm Hong Kong Airport as one of our most important customer references in Asia."

"The Midfield Development Project is expected to be completed by the end of 2015."

Located between the airport's two existing runways, the Midfield Development Project is expected to be completed by the end of 2015.

The Midfield Development Project includes the expansion of the Midfield Concourse and its adjacent apron area, as well as several initiatives to reduce the airport's environmental impact, including the deployment of rooftop solar panels.

In 2012, Cavotec received contracts from AAHK for the delivery of coilers, converters and utility pits, in addition to a five-year spare parts contract.

HKIA has received approval from the Hong Kong Government for the construction of a HK$136.2bn ($17.5bn) third runway as part of its 20-year development plan.


Image: Two of the three contracts awarded to Cavotec are intended for Hong Kong Airport's Western Apron. Photo: courtesy of Meelosh.