Runway Upgrade at Cape Town International Airport
Cape Town International Airport Runway Rehabilitation Project kicked off in September 2012. The goal of this project is to broaden the current runway which is 3.2km long and 60m wide and also to broaden the shoulder from 4.5m to 7.5m on each side.
The cost of this upgrade is costing Cape Town International Airport close to 170 million rand.
The costs are broken down as follow:
- R120m – Civil works at Cape Town International Airport
- R28m – electrical costs associated with the upgrade at the Airport
- R7.5m – escalation
- R19.5m – consultant fees
Consistent with airport manager, Deon Cloete, runway recovery occurs each five years to guarantee consistence to the Civil Aviation Authority’s value and security measures, and in the meantime gives the ideal chance to attend to general wear and tear connected with standard runway use. On the other hand, needing to restore the principle runway of a thoroughly useful runway is most unquestionably much more effortless stated than done.
A Dutch, South African based company has been contracted for the upgrade and work throughout the night when there are fewer flights.
The runway is the most critical component of an airport, along these lines it needs to be in a ‘sound’ condition constantly. The victory of this unpredictable venture needs the co-operation of various gatherings and stakeholders straight and by implication influenced by the runway. The exceptional working associations between the gatherings at Cape Town International Airport will guarantee that it is finished effectually.