Friday, February 15, 2013

■ SOUTH AFRICA: ACSA awards ADB Airfield Solutions contract to upgrade Cape Town Int'l runway lighting.

Airports Company South Africa (ACSA) has awarded a contract to US based airfield lighting specialists ADB Airfield Solutions to upgrade the AGL – Airfield Ground  Lighting at Cape Town International Airport. The contract comes after ACSA awarded ADB a double contract in December 2012 to install a CAT III Normarc ILS at Johannesburg's OR Tambo International Airport's runway 21L in addition to installing added taxiway centreline lighting to support the airport’s move to a CAT III airfield.

The project is vital for the airport which  serves as a gateway for millions of passengers visiting Cape Town, the country’s most  popular tourist destination.
Cape Town International Airport is by far one of Africa’s busiest airports and since the  runway will continue to support air traffic during the course of the upgrade, this project  demands impeccable standards of quality,” said Christian Onselaere, CEO, ADB. “We are  honored that Airports Company South Africa, a long-standing partner, values the  proficiency of our personnel, and trusts our ability to implement this project flawlessly.” 
Source [ADB]

Runway LEDs
(DeWiTec GmbH)
Under its Cape Town deal, ADB Airfield Solutions will supply and install its new LED-based AD Lights for the runway centreline,  touchdown and taxiway centreline, the new EREL LED runway edge lights as well as runway  closure crosses. The  new closure markers will also allow easier airfield maintenance by allowing the airport  staff to close commercial operations on the runway when needed.  

ADB will also undertake secondary cable replacement, which enables the main civil  construction contractor to strengthen the runway strips by importing vast quantities of  asphalt. The scope includes commissioning services and the relocation of AGL manholes to 50 meters from the runway edge. This will improve access to the series transformers for  maintenance on a day-to-day basis. 

The project is scheduled to be completed in July 2013.