Antoun were contracted to construct new Code E full service aircraft parking (Bay 1A) at Sydney International Airport. In addition to involving canal and land reclamation, the site was located in close proximity to key airport infrastructure, resulting in minimal working area, height restrictions (as low as 2.5m), curfew only works and numerous traffic diversions. As with all airport projects, there were numerous applicable airport and CASA procedures to adhere to and an overall mandate to minimise disruption.
Sydney Airport, Mascot
More than $10 million
Scope of works
- Construction and installation of 3 flexible pavement storage areas, a 105m long, 2.6m high reinforced concrete retaining wall in a single contiguous pour and over 50 Class F (airport grade) concrete pits and structures
- Canal diversion, reclamation and installation of 176 1200mm diameter pipe culvert units up to 3m below tide levels
- Backfill up to 3m high and preparation of pavement subgrade using engineered fill and 50T Marco roller
- Placement of over 2000m3 of 5Mpa flexural strength concrete up to 550mm thick and engineered fill and airport grade asphalt
- Upgrade of airport perimeter road under live conditions
- Trenching, supply and installation of over 5km of electrical and communications services and infrastructure
The completed scope of works was delivered within 11 months, including the installation and commissioning of fuel lines within the bay by other contractors; 4 months quicker than the scheduled timeframe of 15 months. Despite inclement weather and associated setbacks, the project was completed in time for the peak holiday season, in accordance with airport requirements and with no adverse impact to the airport operations.