Global engineering group Cavotec has won an order for its aircraft ground cooling systems as a part of a major modernisation project at Bahrain International Airport.
The scope of the project includes the design, engineering, installation, testing and commissioning of Cavotec Sub-Freezing Dual Blower DX Arctic PCA units, as well as delivery of in-ground pit systems that reduce the number of vehicles required to service aircraft.
The order is valued at around US$10 million.
The modernization program in Bahrain incorporates the addition of a mix of contact gates and remote stands, the construction of new terminal buildings, and the redevelopment of existing facilities.
Bahrain Airport Company (BAC) first ordered Sub-Z PCA systems and pit systems in 2010.
These units demonstrated their capacity to cool Code F wide-body aircraft in demanding ambient conditions. The technology then became the preferred solution at a number of applications across the Middle East.
Juergen Strommer, President Airports & Industry Division at Cavotec, said: “BAC has renewed its trust in Cavotec to cool aircraft quickly and efficiently.
“Cavotec revolutionized sub-freeze cooling of aircraft with the world’s first such PCA systems at Bahrain back in 2010. This is the next step in the development of these systems.”