We have recently signed agreements to supply ground support equipment to several commercial and military airports around the world, most notably with New Doha International Airport (NDIA). The total amount of these orders comes to approximately EUR 4.1 million and includes suppying a range of advanced ground support systems for application in Qatar.
We will supply 36 pop-up pit units, with 2 x 90kVA rating, and 26 access covers for NDIA, scheduled to open in 2010. Eleven of these units are for installation on the cargo apron, with the remaining 25 serving remote parking positions. The pop-up pit systems supply aircraft with air, water, fuel and power.
While NDIA is the end user for the two Qatar orders, we are working directly with two contractors; Gamuda, one of Asia’s premier engineering and construction companies;and leading construction group, Consolidated Contractors Company (CCC). We will manufacture the systems and provide installation and operator training.
Following rapid growth in both air passenger and freight in the Middle East in recent years, the NDIA project is set to become a key international hub airport and the new home to Qatar Airways. NDIA hopes the new airport will serve Qatar’s aviation requirements for at least the next 50 years. The site of the new airport, covering some 22 square kilometres, lies to the east of Doha’s existing airport, and involves land reclamation from the Gulf. The airport is also being designed to comfortably handle the Airbus A380 – aircraft Cavotec’s PCAir systems cool in less than 30 minutes.