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Cavotec secures Sohar Airport fuel pit contract

First regional airport to install full range of Cavotec technology

Sohar airport has a total project value of $400m, with construction due for completion in Q4 2013.
Sohar airport has a total project value of $400m, with construction due for completion in Q4 2013.

Engineering group Cavotec has secrued the contract to construct fuel hydrant pits and other fuelling infrastructure at the new Sohar Airport in Oman.

The project will realise both fuel hydrant pits and isolation valve pits, and also install truck unloading skids and fuel flow control valves. It is the first airport to install the full Cavotec technology suite.

“This deal highlights the combined strength of our individual airports engineering divisions, whose highly-specialised technologies for various airport requirements guarantee streamlined operations, reduced costs, improved safety and minimised carbon emissions,” said Juergen Strommer, managing director at Cavotec Middle East.

Construction has already commenced and installation is completion is scheduled for Q3 2012.

Cavotec’s bid was assisted by close co-operation and engineering co-ordination with the main contractor Strabag Oman, as well as the universal acceptance of Cavotec’s systems by oil companies.

At Dubai’s 12th Airport Show Cavotec has also unveiled it s new E3 (Ergonomics, Economy, Environment) gate concept that improves operational efficiency by providing all ground services including electricity, air, water, and aeroplane sewerage via underground pits.


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