Deerfoot Cargo Hydrant System
The Calgary International Airport began plans for a greenfield development of a new intermodal cargo facility in 2008. Construction of the new facility was underway by 2010 and included an initial phase of up to four widebody aircraft positions on a new dedicated cargo apron on the opposite side of the airport from the main terminal. The project involved more than 700 metres of directionally drilled pipeline along with hydrant fuelling capability at the four aircraft positions.
Scope of Services
FSM Group managed the planning, design, and construction of the directionally drilled pipeline deep below a runway and three taxiways to connect the new cargo facility more than 800 metres away. The pipeline was designed with extra wall thickness and special coatings, and was installed over 25 metres below grade with all runways and taxiways remaining in operation.
The facility is serviced by a wireless emergency shut-off system approved by Nav-Canada; the first such system in operation at an airport in Canada. The two-year installation was completed in two phases. Final commissioning and testing was conducted after construction.
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