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Al Naboodah completes revamp of Dubai airport DXB's runway

Construction giant says 45-day revamp of DXB's southern runway is complete and full flight operations have been restored

Al Naboodah has completed the DXB project.
Al Naboodah has completed the DXB project.

UAE contracting giant Al Naboodah Construction Group announced that it had completed the revamp of Dubai International Airport’s (DXB) southern runway within the 45 days it was provided to deliver the aviation project.

In a tweet, Al Naboodah Construction Group said the project had been “handed […] over on time”.

It added: “Full flight operations have now been restored to the UAE’s busiest airport.

“Well done to all involved.

Announcing its scope of work on the project in February 2019, Al Naboodah Construction Group said it would work “around the clock” on what it described as a “high-intensity” project, with its activity schedule including the removal of 6,000 inset runway lights, and milling 407,000m2 of runway and taxiway surfaces.

At the second stage, Al Naboodah Construction Group planned to lay 158,000 tonnes (t) of wet-mix and 106,000 t of asphalt; and installed 6,000 new LED lights, 245 guidance signs, and 12,000 new transformers and components.

READ: Al Naboodah reveals runway revamp programme for Dubai's DXB

This was to be followed by Stage 3, wherein components and software would be configured to work with the control tower.

In the final stage, Al Naboodah Construction Group planned to test, commission, and hand over the runway and precision landing systems back to developer Dubai Aviation Engineering Projects (DAEP).

Al Naboodah Construction Group is part of the larger Al Naboodah Group Enterprises, and in February, said it would source concrete, wet-mix, and asphalt through its internal batching production facility Arcon.

Plant and equipment was to be delivered by its in-house plant supply specialist, National Plant. 

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