Cavotec to Supply Ghana

Engineering group and airport systems integrator Cavotec will supply full service ground support equipment to Ghana’s Kotoka International Airport (KIA) in Accra.
The order, reported to be worth several million euros, was won by one of Cavotec’s four airport Centres of Excellence (CoE) in conjunction with PW Ghana.  It involves the manufacture, supply and integration of a complete fuel hydrant system, including fuel hydrant pits (low point, isolation valve and future connection pits), feeder, remote, passenger apron, bay zero and cargo apron line and cathodic protection system.
The project is part of the Phase III expansion plan at KIA, sponsored by the Ghana Civil Aviation Authority.
Gary Matthews, Cavotec Dabico’s Managing Director, commented: “The order includes full integration, on-site commission and quality control.  This is what Cavotec does best: working closely with our partners around the world to provide made-to-order complete system integration.”
According to a 2011 feasibility study by the US-based LPA group, the estimated total cost of the infrastructure requirements for KIA is US $405 million.  It will increase the airport’s capacity to handle more than 5.2 million passengers by 2013 (an increase of approximately 400% on 2010 figures) and 49,325 tonnes of freight (up from 46,480 in 2010) during the same period.