Careys Civil Engineering has been awarded the contract for Edinburgh Airport Stands Development, Phases 2A and 2B. This is part of the Edinburgh Airports 2040 expansion programme – which aims to foster growth and develop the airport responsibly over a 25-year period. Additional goals of the programme include improving the passenger experience and enhancing Edinburgh Airport’s contribution to the regional and national economies.
The 42-week Edinburgh Airport Stands Development project will create 13 new aircraft stands, as well as a new taxiway and an equipment area. Due to the remote location of these new stands, as well as future planned stand development work, passengers will be bused to and from the main terminal, once their aircraft have been safely parked.
Our scope of works includes: groundworks, utilities and drainage installation, pavement quality (PQ) concrete pour, asphalt installation, aircraft ground lighting installation, stand equipment, new high-voltage (HV) substation and extended HV pit and duct system installation, and alteration and installation of airport-perimeter RZ fencing.
One of the challenges that this project presents is the need to carry out these works in a live environment, both airside and landside – with planes continuing to taxi, take off and land as we work. This requires us to closely cooperate with Edinburgh Airport security, engineering, airfield operations and air traffic control.