Gatwick Airport London
Contract Award Date 2014
Contract Completion Date 2014
Contract NEC 3 Option B
Value 2.5 million
Hertford Road, Hoddesdon EN11 9BX Hertfordshire
Mr R Offard
Tel 01992 305 000
The 3.3km main runway at Gatwick Airport handles over 53 hourly aircraft movements and is the world’s busiest single runway. Brenwal were subcontracted to VolkerFitzpatrick to carry out the installation of the AGL ducting and precast concrete electrical pits to each side of the runway.
The contract works were carried out on both day and night shifts with 2 nr management teams. During the contract Brenwal had a total of 65 personnel on site, split between the two shift patterns which ran Monday - Saturday inclusive.
The new Agl Ducting was to upgrade the runway lighting system both on the East and West side it contained a total of 6,600km of 150mm ducting and a total of 258 precast chambers.
Risks involved with the project were very high due to the location of the works. The Northern Runway was live whilst the Southern Runway closed for the works to be carried out on Night shifts.
The logistics of the project were challenging. Works were planned and all materials loaded ready for the night shift. Due to the location of the works all large quantities of materials were stored non airside and transported in during the night shifts. All movements were under the scrutiny of the security systems of Gatwick airport and could take some time. Getting through security to airside proved to be challenging at times.
On completion of the contract the Senior EPC Manager, Airfield Capital Projects gave this statement about Brenwal:-
“Through a very challenging environment where Brenwal have been commissioned to provide the 6,600 Km of ducts and pits for the single busiest runway in the world, the task has been very well coordinated and delivered with exceptional quality. Brenwal have provided a first class service and should be very proud of their achievements in delivering a seamless job without interruption to the airports daily schedules.”
David Conneely, Senior EPC Manager, Airfield Capital Projects