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Old September 28th, 2008, 03:55 PM   #21
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sold to become an extention to the oil refineries and will be a plastics cluster or will be come another harbour
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Old September 30th, 2008, 06:14 PM   #24
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I posted this in the South African forum last night; I reckon it's worth reposting here as well.

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Dube TradePort Rapidly Taking Shape

The construction team responsible for Dube TradePort is really cracking on with the project, intent on the timeous delivery of this world-class airport and trade port facility.

Progress to date includes:

Passenger Terminal Building:

The Departures level slab, located on the first floor, is currently being laid while the air-side corridor is also being constructed. In addition, work on an elevated ramp has also commenced.

Cargo Terminal:

Installation of the steel roofing beams of the cargo terminal are nearing completion and already work on the roof sheeting has commenced.

With the brick-work below complete, building finishes, including such aspects as plastering, the installation of all electrical wiring and air conditioning equipment is being concluded.

Trade Zone:

The Trade Zone platform development is well underway and remains on schedule.

Support Zone (One):

The Support Zone platform is nearing completion.

Main Runway:

With bulk earthworks complete, critical layerworks are in progress over the full length of the runway.

Meanwhile AGL ducting for the complex ground lighting system continues being laid

All the taxiways have been levelled and with bulk earthworks complete, layerworks for the parallel main taxiway has also commenced. In addition, fuel hydrants are currently being positioned on the primary apron, while earthworks for the other aprons are being carried out.

Air Traffic Control Tower:

Construction of the main shaft of the control tower is complete. Work on the steel cabin structure, to be positioned at the top the tower to house the air traffic controllers, continues being finalised at ground level, after which the structure will be lifted into position.

Multi-Storey Car Park:

Construction of the multi-storey car park remains on schedule, with the second floor slab currently in progress.

Water Reservoir:

The fire water reservoir is almost complete.

Other Elements:

The development of the fuel ‘farm’ is progressing well. In addition, work is being undertaken on storm-water outfalls and the sewer reticulation system.

Maintenance buildings are being built and the air-side perimeter road is being constructed.

Lastly, surface-level car parks are being developed and the N2 access road is progressing steadily.

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It's undated, so I don't know how recent it is. It does however seem consistent with the photos posted above.
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those pics are great, good def!! shes coming on nicely and quick
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Old October 8th, 2008, 01:18 PM   #26
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La Mercy airport reaches important milestoneOctober 07, 2008 Edition 2

Barbara Cole

IT is exactly a year since construction began on Durban's King Shaka International Airport at La Mercy and now a "significant milestone" has made the project even more of a reality.

This happened when the first steel supports for the roof truss were placed in the departures terminal, said the Airports Company South Africa (Acsa).

"With almost less than two years to go before the airport is commissioned for operation, the progress on site is really gaining momentum," said Acsa's Colin Naidoo, the communications manager.

It is hoped that the R7 billion airport will be ready in the first quarter of 2010.

The elevated roadway that will separate the arrivals and departures levels is now very visible, while the control tower is the most visible to motorists travelling from the north.

Arrivals

The construction of the columns on the arrivals level is about 92% complete while the brickwork has begun and "the departures level is taking shape, with the staging and decking and pouring of concrete having begun.

"The terminal airside corridor leading to the air bridges is now in progress with the construction of the ramps on the northern side already begun."

The multi-storey parkade, which will cater for 1 500 vehicles, is also progressing well: the basement is complete.

In addition, 70% of the engineering work is finished on the upper level.

Construction of the roof has begun with the structural steel phase already ahead of schedule. Over at the cargo building, 10 of the 22 columns on the slab have already been cast with concrete and work on the steel roof is about 80% complete.

Work on the upper layer of one of the taxiways is ahead of schedule "with the shoulder construction being accelerated to minimise the impact of the rainy season, while the work on the other taxiways is also progressing well".

As to the apron ground lighting, 8 800m of cabling had been completed and 12 000m of graded shoulder cabling had also been finished.

Network

The final touches are now to be put on the IT network system, while the structural engineering teams were looking at the baggage and handling system and the air bridges.

About 3 865 people were on the site last month, with 553 of them visitors.

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Old October 8th, 2008, 09:30 PM   #27
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WOW, this airport is going to be a beauty! I'm loving the progress....
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Old October 9th, 2008, 09:12 AM   #28
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ya it is progressing at lightning pace
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Some photos of a scale model of the passenger terminal, courtesy of Hunterdry.

I'm quite intrigued by the design of the two A380-compatible gates.



Then, I found two renders of the passenger terminal on ACSA's site last week:



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Now with all this nonsense thats been going on here, lets set things straight Dube Trade Port is aimed at making Durban, SA's & Africa's number 1 import/export route. If one reads through the website you will realise the airport is just 1 of the many phases it plans to intergrate with one another to make it the leader in Logistics. Download the video of the new advanced Cargo terminal, its going to be the first in Africa to use such technologies in warehousing and frieght management. So bottom line as much as we want our tourism figures to pick up, its not the ultimate goal for this airport, we rather see more Antonov 225's landing here than A380's.
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Press release on the ACSA site (source):

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The skyline to the north of Durban has certainly changed forever with the new airport construction now very visible.The construction team has been back almost 2months now and the site has already changed shape and looking more and more like the airport.

Sean van der Valk,ACSAProject Manager says,—This project is now looking like the vision we had and Iam extremely proud of our achievements so far.We are on track with the milestones that we have set ourselves,specifically with the construction of the tower,cargo and terminal building“.

Van der Valk went on to say,—While we busy building the airport,we have various specialist teams busy locally and internationally testing some of the bulk infrastructure such as the air bridges,baggage systems,cargo systems and public parking systems“.

At this stage all civil works on the critical path such as the aprons and main access road are being impacted on due to the in-climate weather experienced in the past 4months.The bulk electrical works and fuel pipelines are being done to ensure they are on track with the road changes that are currently taking place on the access and road interchange.

In the terminal building all concrete work should be completed by the end of March 2009 with the exception of the southern ramp and underpass.The structural steel is progressing well with the roof sheeting having commenced on the main terminal this month on the northern airside corridor. The manufacture of all 16 passenger boarding bridges has been completed.The terminal floor plan has been approved which also involves in-depth discussions and proper coČordination with stakeholders and possible tenants of office space within the terminal.

The cargo handling teams have commenced with their program with the first sections of the ULD rack structures already installed in the building Together with the construction of the aprons around the cargo building already started in January 2009,the manufacture of the roller deck items has been completed and delivery of the 1lot of storage decks is scheduled by the end of this month.The delivery of powered motor decks and right angle decks is also expected by the end of February 2009.

The mobilisation of the Glidepath baggage handling system has been completed with the first sections of the baggage conveyor already positioned on the arrivals mezzanine level.The detailed design of the multi storey public parking and office block facility is progressing well and it is estimated that overall completion of the facility is at about 80% of the project already completed. The teams are awaiting approval of the final of office layouts and tenant requirements with the entrance lobby area and escalator enclosure design already has been approved.

With the air traffic control tower already hoisted in record time in December 2008,the team is busy with the roof of the tower.As is required,further consultations are taking place with Air Traffic and Navigation Systems (ATNS)to review their program and requirements in terms on the internal layout with the external walls and finishes specifications to be issued to the contractor.

The runway,taxiway and aprons projects are progressing well with the bulk earthworks and layer works on schedule.The primary cabling and ducting are also well on schedule.The construction of the fixed links from the apron to the air bridges having been completed and the installation of ducting and primary cabling are well on schedule.

As the construction of the new airport is taking shape,ACSA is busy with other areas that are critically related to the project which include the operational readiness and relocation program that will assist ACSA and the relevant stakeholders to plan implement the transition from the current site to the new airport by the deadline.

ACSAhas also,in line with the project program,advertised and issued tenders for the retail opportunities at the airport consisting of shops and car rental.The retail tenders were issued at the ICC last week when about 800 people were present at a public session.Once the tenders have gone through a strict evaluation process the successful
business tenants will need to move on site by the beginning of August 2009.

Terence Delomoney, General Manager: Durban International and National Airports is very excited and said,—ACSAis keeping a watchful eye on the progress of the project and we are happy with the achievements so far.Our teams are ensuring that all operational and statutory processes will be adhered to and complied with so that we are able to meet the deadline“.

Issued by :
Colin Naidoo
Manager: Communications and Brand
Durban International and National Airports
Airports Company South Africa
Website: www.acsa.co.za


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Construction At La Mercy Airport Advancing

24 February 2009

Durban — Construction of the La Mercy airport in Durban is on track, especially with regards to the construction of the air traffic control tower, cargo and terminal buildings, says Airports Company South Africa (ACSA).

"We are on track with the milestones that we have set ourselves. The project is now looking like the vision we had. I am extremely proud of our achievements so far," said Sean van der Valk, Project Manager at ACSA in a statement on Monday.

The construction site has been a hive of activity, despite civil works at the aprons and main access road having been brought to a halt due to the rainy weather over the past four months.

Various specialist teams have been busy locally and internationally testing some of the bulk infrastructure such as the air bridges, baggage systems, cargo systems and public parking systems.

The bulk of the electrical works and fuel pipelines are currently being completed to ensure the road changes that are currently taking place on the access and road interchange will be finished on time.

Mr van der Valk said all concrete work in the terminal building should be completed by the end of March 2009 with the exception of the southern ramp and underpass.

"The structural steel is progressing well with the roof sheeting having commenced on the main terminal this month on the northern airside corridor. The manufacture of all 16 passenger boarding bridges has been completed," he said.

The terminal floor plan has been approved following consultations with stakeholders and possible tenants of office space within the terminal.

"The cargo handling teams have commenced with their program with the first sections of the ULD rack structures already installed in the building together with the construction of the aprons around the cargo building already started in January 2009," said Mr van der Valk.

The mobilisation of the Glidepath baggage handling system has been completed with the first sections of the baggage conveyor already positioned on the arrivals mezzanine level.

Parking facilities at the airport is 80 percent complete.

Construction of the roof of air traffic control tower is being completed after the tower was hoisted in December. Further consultations are taking place with Air Traffic and Navigation Systems (ATNS) to review their requirements in terms on the internal layout.

The runway, taxiway and aprons projects are progressing well with the bulk earthworks and layer works on schedule.

As the construction of the new airport is taking shape, ACSA is busy with other areas that are critically related to the project, said Mr van fder Valk. These include the operational readiness and relocation program that will assist ACSA and the relevant stakeholders to plan and implement the transition from the current site to the new airport by the deadline.

ACSA has also, in line with the project program, advertised and issued tenders for the retail opportunities at the airport consisting of shops and car rental. The retail tenders were issued at the ICC last week when about 800 people were present at a public session.

Once the tenders have gone through a strict evaluation process the successful business tenants will need to move on site by the beginning of August 2009.

Terence Delomoney, General Manager of Durban International and National Airports said ACSA was keeping a watchful eye on the progress of the project. "We are happy with the achievements so far. Our teams are ensuring that all operational and statutory processes will be adhered to and complied with so that we are able to meet the deadline."
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