Wednesday, July 19, 2023

Kerakoll revolutionises Delhi Airport with green taxiways

Jyotiraditya Scindia, the Civil Aviation Minister, inaugurated the fourth runway and Eastern Cross Taxiways (ECT) at Delhi's Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) on July 14, 2023. This momentous occasion marks the completion of the first aircraft taxiway in India and the fourth of its kind globally. Kerakoll, a renowned leader in the green building sector, was responsible for this exclusive project, while L&T served as the contractor.

The introduction of these new facilities has significantly enhanced the capacity and operational efficiency of India's largest airport. It is anticipated that the airport will now be able to handle an annual passenger volume of 109 million.

During the inauguration, Minister Scindia emphasised that the civil aviation sector in the country is at a turning point, embarking on a phase of exponential growth.

One of the main challenges faced during the project's execution, being the first of its kind, was the design of the tunnel walls system. The vibrations caused by aircraft movement presented a significant concern. While many brands struggled to find a suitable solution, Kerakoll, an Italian company specialising in construction chemicals, recommended their most reliable product for such environmental conditions.

Kerakoll H-40 Gel underwent rigorous testing under stringent environmental conditions, including thermal, mechanical, and chemical strains. H-40 is widely recognised for its effectiveness in critical area applications such as facades, large format tiles/stones, and high-stress zones of buildings.

Kerakoll has successfully installed its products in numerous airports, high-end commercial and residential buildings, as well as national projects of great importance, including the Statue of Unity and the Central Vista (Parliament building).

A spokesperson from Kerakoll stated, "We outperformed all our competitors and became the sole brand to supply adhesive and grout suitable for high-stress and seismic structures.

19/07/2023 Construction

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