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Guernsey Airport officially opens ahead of time and under budget!

11 Oct 2013

The official handover of the £60 million contract with Lagan Construction Aviation at Guernsey Airport took place on Friday 27th September 2013. With some minor completion activities and re-instatement works now to complete, the project is likely to be completed some 7 months ahead of schedule.

The works commenced on site in January 2012 and included the rehabilitation and reconstruction of the existing airfield infrastructure including the runway pavement, aprons and taxiways while maintaining full airfield operations throughout. In addition the airfield ground lighting systems were replaced together with new navigation aids being installed. Site works were carried out 24 hours per day 6 days per week on a shift basis.

“The entire team have been working together to overcome significant challenges such as weather and ground conditions to deliver a high quality project”. Everyone at Lagan Construction is extremely proud of what has been achieved on this challenging project."
Steve Turner, Director of International Operations

Around 230,000 tonnes of aggregate were imported to the Island for the project, via a purpose built dock that included a large storage area for the materials. Around 1,200 tonnes of aggregate per day were then hauled from the storage area to the site using specially modified bulk movement equipment. This operation was a major concern for the Island administration and due to careful planning and community engagement the operation was not only successful but assisted the team’s integration within the community.

Asphalt and Concrete production plants were established on site to manufacture140, 000 tonnes of Marshall Asphalt and 70,000 tonnes of pavement quality concrete to the stringent airfield specification demanded by the Airport.

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