Cavotec wins major Dubai airport equipment order
Dubai, May 31, 2011
Global engineering group Cavotec has won a multimillion dirham order to supply advanced ground support equipment for Dubai International Airport’s new Emirates Airlines A380 terminal.
Cavotec was awarded the contract by leading construction contractor ALEC to supply, supervise installation and commissioning of 58 Cavotec pre-conditioned air (PCAir) and 400Hz power Pop-Up pit systems at Dubai International Airport’s new Concourse 3. Delivery is due to start in Q3 this year, with commissioning planned for 2012.
This major announcement comes during Cavotec Middle East’s 11th participation in the Dubai Airport Show 2011, where the company has exhibited annually since the show’s inception in 2000. This year, Cavotec is showcasing its latest innovations in ground support equipment solutions for airports at the ongoing trade exhibition which ends June 2.
The units are designed for use with many aircraft types, especially for the superjumbo Airbus A380. Eighteen of Concourse 3’s 20 stands will be built for use with the superjumbo, making it the world’s largest A380 terminal.
“This exciting project illustrates Cavotec’s growing role as a trusted partner and systems integrator in the Middle East airports market and the airports sector as a whole,” said Ottonel Popesco, Cavotec chief executive.
Concourse 3 is scheduled to open in 2012. Once complete, Dubai International will cater to more than 70 million passengers a year, helping to support the expected growth in Dubai's air traffic for the foreseeable future.
The dedicated Emirates terminal – Terminal 3 – is the centrepiece of Dubai International Airport’s current development programme. At over 1,500,000 sq m (370 acres), the terminal building is the world’s largest. It has an annual capacity of 43 million passengers.
“Our partnership with Dubai International Airport, Emirates Airlines and ALEC serves as an excellent reference as we continue to grow in the region and elsewhere,” added Juergen Strommer, managing director and regional manager Middle East & India.-TradeArabia News Service