Cavotec inks $40m contract with Bahrain Airport

Deal will see airport reduce its carbon footprint and accident risk.
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Cavotec Middle East, the UAE-based subsidiary of global engineering group Cavotec MSL, has confirmed its US$40 million (EUR30 million) collaboration with the Bahrain Airport Company (BAC).

The partnership was sealed on April 6 with a contract that will see Cavotec and BAC work together to develop and integrate a comprehensive range of ground support equipment for the country’s airport.

The turnkey project, which is one of the largest Cavotec has undertaken will see a spectrum of state-of-the-art in-ground systems for remote aircraft aprons being installed at Bahrain International.

These solutions will include 18 pre-conditioned air (PCAir) systems, in-ground pop-up units, transformer substations, 400Hz power supply systems, a Vacuum Evacuation System, a blue water supply system and a potable water supply system.

To be completed by February 2011, the new system aims to create a seamless ground process at Bahrain International Airport, saving both time and cost, and ensuring a competitive edge for the aviation hub.

Commenting on the announcement, Dr Osama Al Ali, CEO of Bahrain Airport Company, said: “With the help and support of Cavotec’s advanced technologies, we will be able to achieve a higher level of efficiency and further streamline our operations at Bahrain International. This agreement is a demonstration of our commitment to strengthening the Kingdom’s pioneering position in the aviation industry, which further strengthens our position as the Middle East’s best airport.”

The project forms a part of a $4.7 billion expansion that is currently underway at Bahrain International.

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