Rig-Tech Steel Structures have just completed their latest project at Lanseria Airport in Gauteng, South Africa where they were commissioned by Delta Build Environment Consultants on behalf of Lanseria International (Pty) Ltd. The first phase of the project entailed the dismantling of the three existing private T-hangers with approximate sizes of 105m x 12m, 66m x 14 and 50m x 11m. The structures had to be precisely marked and labelled for re-assembly, then transported to a location North-east of the runway. This relocation of the hangers was necessary as an area was needed to accommodate the new multi-storey parking arcade and the extensions of the terminals at Lanseria.
Our Rig-Tech team started onsite on 9th July where a day was spent doing the safety induction checks. This is where Lanseria adhere strictly to safety and security protocols, which are implemented by the Civil Aviation Authority as well as protocols of the OH&S mandate. This project is being co-ordinated by site manager Ken Wilson and his team of 9 men, who are fully trained and experienced riggers. Despite being away from their homes, they fully meet each challenge Rig-Tech undertakes in a days work.
Interestingly enough, Lanseria is a 30 year old privately owned international airport situated to the North-west of Johannesburg, and can presently handle Boeings 757-300.
Kulula and Mango are the two cost effective commercial passenger airlines that fly nationally to most of the provinces gateways. Since their inception, more than 1 million passengers have travelled through this airport. In November 2010, Lanseria changed 100% ownership to a consortium of owners whose team, vision and objectives continue with the planned new R150 mil runways and the upgrading of the terminal buildings. This is presently underway to facilitate the services of the airport and allow a larger capacity of aircraft to utilise the airport. Furthermore, Lanseria boasts 18 charter airlines which include a number of medical evacuation operators, a test centre for new aircraft, as well as national and international mercy flights. Lanseria is also the second most important centre for airfreight after Johannesburg International.
Phase 1 was of the project was successfully completed 1 week ahead of schedule with all the parties involved being extremely satisfied with the outcome. Another successful project completed by Rig-Tech Steel Structures.