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Reconstruction of Liepāja International Airport


Customer: SIA "Aviasabiedrība "Liepāja"" ".
Period of reconstruction: 10 month.


Within a period of less than one year a significant amount of works was completed to get closer to resumption of regular flights. Significant melioration works were carried out within the whole territory of the airfield and a drainage system of approximately 1.5 km was constructed. Ground works were performed in the runway strip region in an area of 30 hectares – soil was removed, an embankment was created and the territory was verdured. The reconstruction works included also renovation of the airport runway in an area of more than 80 000 m2. The surface was milled off and bituminous concrete was laid in two layers and to ensure maximum durability and longevity modified bitumen was used in its structure. All horizontal road designations were renewed in an area of more than 7000 m2.
A taxiway of approximately 4000 mwas reconstructed – levelling milling was done and bituminous concrete was laid. The road was widened up to 18 m so that also aircrafts of class C could be serviced in the airfield.
Reconstruction of aircraft apron in an area of more than 15 000 mwas carried out, a parking for aircrafts of class C was constructed. Equipment for rain water drainage, as well as for treatment of oil products and chemicals, were installed.
Reconstruction of lighting system according to the ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organization) standards.
Rain water drainage system with treatment devices was built.
The lighting system was reconstructed according to the project requirements by developing a new high intensity approach lighting system that complies with the International Civil Aviation Organization standards. In total 276 lighting sources were installed. More than 40,000 m of power cables were dug into ground to provide for lighting system operation.
Parameters of the renewed lighting system were inspected and tested by specialists of the Swedish company “SAAB”, who used specially equipped aircraft for this purpose.