AIRFIELD GROUND Lighting company ADB has been selected to bring the lighting solution of Skopje’s Alexander the Great Airport up to date. The project involves upgrading the Airport Lighting Control System (ALCS), the Individual Light Control and Monitoring System (ILCMS) and incorporating redundancy into some existing systems.
The company says that after 12 years of unbroken service, some key components, including electronics and information technology, of Skopje’s existing ground lighting system are becoming difficult to maintain and: “should be improved to keep pace with the sustained growth of airport operations and the ever-changing state of the art.”
ADB won a public tender for the work.
The primary tasks involve renewing the Airport Lighting Control System (ALCS) and replacing the current ADB ILCMS with the latest version. Furthermore, in order to guarantee constant operability and to comply with regulations, ADB says it has introduced redundancy on a number of existing communication channels. Therefore, the existing MCR current regulators were upgraded from a single to a dual J-BUS system, while the fibre optic link, used for all airfield communications, was closed to form a ring.
Goran Jandreoski, Technical Manager, TAV DOOEL Macedonia, Skopje Alexander The Great Airport said: “We have been working with ADB for many years now and have always been very satisfied by both the quality of their products and their service. We really like the thorough way they handle projects, and their good customer care relations. Although the new installation should satisfy Alexander the Great Airport’s ground lighting needs for at least ten years, we do not rule out a new project with ADB in the near future. We will issue another public tender for the lighting needs of the upcoming runway extension project and, of course, we will welcome ADB’s participation.”