ACTS wins Material Testing and Quality Control at the Kuwait International Airport
Advanced Construction Technology Services (ACTS) has started a large-scale Quality Control and Testing operation at the Kuwait International Airport – The New Terminal Project with a state-of-the-art Laboratory spanning over 280m², another 1000m² for curing, offices and storage area in addition to a team of more than 50 engineers, concrete technologists, inspectors and technicians.
ACTS is handling all the Materials testing scope, ranging from soil and aggregate to concrete and steel. It is also undertaking a Concrete Quality Control Engineering (CQCE) program where a team of ACTS specialized engineers and concrete technologists, in collaboration with Limak Quality Control team, are overseeing the preplacement, placement and postplacement of concrete, ensuring effective and smooth concreting practices.
The new terminal of Kuwait International Airport is planned to accommodate 13 million passengers per year in the 1st phase with an increase up to to 50 million passengers with future developments.
The new terminal features three symmetrical wings of departures gates, consisting of the new passenger terminal development, a third runway and the renovation of the two existing runways. The facades span 1.2 km and extend from a dramatic 25m high central space with a roof that filter daylight and deflect solar radiation since it is located in one of the hottest climate zones on the earth. The project designer is Foster and Partners.
“We are glad to work with ACTS on the Kuwait International Airport as they demonstrate their deep knowledge in material’s engineering and testing.
The selection of ACTS to carry the quality control and testing program was done after a thorough consideration of their capabilities and expertise in large scale projects. Till date they are well standing up to their reputation.” - Eng. Kayihan Bagdatli – Country Manager, LIMAK Kuwait.
The new terminal project targets LEED gold certification and aim to become the world’s first airport to attain this level of environmental accreditation.
Khaled Awad, ACTS Chairman and ACI past president stated: “The award of the Kuwait international Project reflects the market recognition of ACTS unique expertise in large scale projects. Beside the King Abdul Aziz Airport project and the Kingdom tower in Jeddah, the Riyadh Metro project, the various stadiums and metro lines in Doha, Qatar, we are also proud to be involved with Limak on the Kuwait International Project, one of the most iconic infrastructure projects in the region.
We look forward to working jointly with Limak to address the various technical challenges on this massive project and achieve a unique output in Quality and Efficiency.”