Airfield lighting specialist ADB Group has been selected by airport operator Abu Dhabi Airports to design, construct, operate and maintain the airfield lighting systems for Abu Dhabi International Airport in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
Abu Dhabi Airport is in the midst of a major expansion project, and ADB’s SmartExpansion Path methodology will provide the airfield ground lighting (AGL) infrastructure including lighting, power, controls and surface guidance systems. ADB will also carry out a survey of the airport’s current navigation and visual aids with a view to improving them further.
Mohamed Mubarak Al Mazrouei, CEO, Abu Dhabi Airports, said, “At Abu Dhabi International Airport we are constantly setting new benchmarks in delivering a world-class traveler experience and a state-of-the-art airfield with faster turnaround, while remaining committed to safety. As our passenger figures rise to record numbers and Etihad Airways’ growth continues, we are creating cutting-edge airport infrastructure to accommodate this expansion. With our Midfield Terminal Complex set to open in 2017, Abu Dhabi International Airport will be able to handle 45 million passengers per year, positioning it as a global aviation hub and moving Abu Dhabi Airports closer toward its vision of becoming the world’s leading airports group.”
Christian Onselaere, CEO, ADB Group, said, “Abu Dhabi Airports is taking a visionary approach to strengthen its position as a key global aviation hub, and we’re happy to support their ambitions with our SmartExpansion Path methodology. We will steer the project in collaboration with our partners and support the complete survey-design-build-maintain lifecycle.”