We were enlisted by Aeroportos de Moçambique (ADM) for the design and supervision ofrehabilitation and improvement works on the airside facilities at Maputo International Airport. Over thepast two decades, Mozambique has experienced some of the largest economic growth in Africa, partlydue to the reconstruction and development of its infrastructure. Maputo International Airport is thecountry’s largest airport and is crucial to the country’s continuing growth.

The Challenge

The project was carried out over three years from 2013 to 2016. The airside pavements at MaputoInternational Airport were in need of repair and maintenance, and the client had also planned todevelop a new dedicated cargo apron along with expansion of the aviation fuel hydrant system. Theseworks all needed to be carried out while minimising disruptions to ongoing operations.

Our Solution

Ensuring all pavements are in good condition enables safe aircraft operation, minimises the risk ofForeign Object Debris (FOD) and maximises pavement life span. The scope of our work included therehabilitation of both asphalt runways, all asphalt taxiways and the reconstruction of the concretedomestic apron. The works also comprised a new concrete cargo apron, asphalt taxiway to the cargo apron, new blockpaving for the staging of Ground Service Equipment (GSE) and a new concrete turn pad on the mainrunway to facilitate Code F aircraft. The rehabilitation further entailed  full upgrade and modification ofthe Airfield Ground Lighting (AGL) systems.

The Outcome

In 2014, a construction contractor was successfully appointed for this project. The design and planningof the works ensured that the airport was provided with an efficient and cost-effective upgrade of itsairside pavements. Supervision of construction by our team of specialists ensured the works werecarried out safely, with minimal disruption to operations, and to the highest standards of quality.