Cavotec clinches second contract at Muscat airport
Cavotec to supply fuel-hydrant pits, its second major contract win
Cavotec Middle East, the UAE subsidiary of global engineering group Cavotec MSL, will supply its Dabico fuel-hydrant pits to the new Muscat International Airport, its second major contract win at the project.
The new Muscat International Airport project, currently underway in Seeb, will have a new fuel farm with a hydrant pipeline apart from other apron services such as 400Hz and preconditioned air pop-up pits, which has already been awarded to Cavotec last year under a $4million contract.
Following a thorough evaluation by Muscat International Airport, Cavotec Dabico fuel hydrant pits were selected for their technological sophistication and superior quality.
The generous capacity of the DAB24 hydrant pit, which offers more volume for liquid in cases of spillage, the easy opening cover, as well as water- and sand-proof sealing provided on the pit, proved decisive during the evaluation and final selection process.
In an innovation unique to the industry, the DAB 24 can be partially opened to connect with dispenser vehicles; the cover is also fully removable.
Juergen Strommer, MD of Cavotec Middle East, said, “We are very proud to have been chosen by the two separate contractors for different airport utility solutions to be implemented in the same airport development, first by Bahwan Group and now by Amana Pipeline Construction, who are building the fuel hydrant package in Muscat.
“This new order reaffirms Cavotec's reputation as a leading supplier of advanced equipment and end-to-end solutions in both regional and global aviation industries, which now also encompasses aviation fuelling systems through the firm's manufacturing facilities in the UK, Germany and the US.”
This latest deal, undertaken through Amana Pipeline Construction LLC, also marks an important milestone for the group, as it is Cavotec Middle East's first order for fuel hydrant pits in the region since its acquisition of the Dabico Group in 2009. Dabico is a leader in airport utility solutions, whose products have been installed in more than 200 airports worldwide.
With Muscat International Airport's burgeoning air traffic and further anticipated growth in passenger numbers, the Ministry of Transport and Communication has embarked on an ambitious expansion initiative set to boost the aviation hub's handling capacity to 12 million passengers annually.
The first stage of this development is expected to be completed by 2014, with additional phases to follow thereafter.