Improving safety at Sola airport
We met customer´s high-quality requirements in a tight schedule in airport paving in western Norway.
We made the paving of one of the two runways at Stavanger Airport Sola in June 2014, in northern Norway. The work was completed in just nine days and met the high-quality requirements. Including sub-contractors, there were 75 people working in shifts around the clock.
Airport projects are complex, with high requirements for density, stability and wear resistance. For Sola airport, we had to create an asphalt recipe that ensures a surface durability of at least 12 years. The busy airport was open for traffic throughout construction and paving operations, and we worked in close cooperation with our customer Avinor.
In airport projects, security demands are of a different order entirely. For instance, we removed small stones in order to prevent any damage to aircraft engines or fuselages. In addition, we had contingency plans for equipment removal in case of a stoppage, to make sure the runway was kept open at all times.
We have received very positive feedback from the customer Avinor. We have contributed to safe and smooth take-offs and landings.