Breakthrough order for Cavotec for Dubai’s Al Maktoum International Airport
16 March 2017
Global engineering group Cavotec has won a breakthrough order for its innovative pre-conditioned air (PCA) and 400-Hz power technologies for Dubai’s Al Maktoum International Airport (DWC). The USD 19 million order is one of the largest airport equipment project wins in Cavotec’s history, said the company in a statement. As per the deal, Cavotec and contractor A&P Group will supply, install, test and commission the PCA and 400-Hz systems, including underground services, for more than 60 remote aircraft parking positions at DWC. According to Cavotec, deliveries are due to start in Q2 2017, with the first phase of commissioning planned for Q3. The project comprises a large number of Multiple Aircraft Ramp System (MARS) stands, where the supplied equipment will service all types of aircraft, including the Airbus A380. On the contract win, Juergen Strommer, COO of Cavotec’s Airports & Industry business unit, said: “Dubai Airports already use Cavotec’s cutting-edge systems at Dubai International (DXB) Concourse D at Terminal 1, remote aprons at Terminal 2, and concourses B and C and the Expo remote apron at Terminal 3. PCA technologies play a pivotal role in cooling aircraft in hot environments such as Dubai, and the Cavotec units in this order will enable Al Maktoum International to achieve the highest levels of service, readiness and passenger comfort.” Under the contract, Cavotec will supply state-of-the-art 400-Hz frequency converters and its Super Cool DX PCA technology as part of the expansion project at DWC.