Lagan Airport Maintenance have delivered a £10 million Runway Overlay contract at Southend Airport in a 4-month period on behalf of Stobart Rail & Civils. These works were to facilitate the arrival of Ryanair operations at the airport.
The 2,000-metre runway at Southend Airport was completely overlaid with Marshall Asphalt. In preparation the team planed off 50 millimetres of the existing runway and overlaid the runway with 200 millimetres of a combination of Marshall Asphalt Binder and Surface Course.
Our in-house batching plants were erected on site and all works were self-performed. During mobilisation of the batching plant the team sourced some materials externally to ensure production was not compromised. A total of 41,000 tonnes of Asphalt was laid throughout the duration of the contract.
At the peak of the works 120 staff were on site and worked during strict night time possessions from 11pm to 5.30am with some extensions agreed which were from 9pm to 6am.
Other associated works included Airfield Ground Lighting, Draining and Pit and Ducting Works.
The team are pleased to report that they delivered the project within the required timeframe and had zero accidents or incidents throughout the works.