The Port Hedland International Airport upgrade project encompasses both essential services and infrastructure upgrades and relocation, as well as the refurbishment and expansion of the existing terminal building.
During the ECI phase of the project, ADCO tested the proposed construction methodology and logistics against the airport management plans and aviation requirements, providing advice in relation to buildability, cyclonic region D considerations and assisting with investigation of the existing built elements and services.
The site infrastructure upgrade is centred in the new services compound and plant shed on the north-eastern side of the site which will house the fire pumps and tanks, potable water tanks and sewer leach drain facility. These upgraded systems replace the existing site services that will give way to the new carpark configuration, where the new car hire facilities and coach parking will be repurposed.
The terminal works comprise of a new extension which will facilitate the relocation of the current check-in and security screening areas, further assisting the expansion of existing baggage handling facilities. Rammed earth walls will showcase the new passenger terminal entrance and guide visitors to an upgraded check-in area. New tiled floors will promote integration of the new extension to the existing building which will be further enhanced with vaulted ceiling treatments.
Great attention has been given to the café/restaurant tenancy and the terminal amenities that will see brand new restroom facilities introduced to the landside area, while the existing airside amenities will also be upgraded.
Working in a live environment with stringent operational and safety requirements is a challenge ADCO will embrace. We will ensure CASA, aviation guidelines and HSE best practices are implemented by mirroring the PHIA management plans and prioritising airport passenger movements over all construction stages at all times.
Construction started in February 2020 following the completion of the ECI process.
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