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Old August 8th, 2009, 09:12 PM   #41
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Last months update...

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Latest DTP update (source) - it's definitely all coming together now. Can't wait to get my hands on the June photo update now.

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It’s All Coming Together At Dube TradePort

Intensive construction work at Dube TradePort, north of Durban, is rapidly bringing the project together ahead of its launch next year.

An update on progress shows:

Primary Runway

The laying down of the final layer of asphalt on the primary runway is progressing well and work has been initiated on the installation of airfield lighting.

Taxiways and Aprons

The second asphalt layer on the airport’s main taxiway is almost complete. The laying of asphalt on the international passenger apron is progressing steadily and is already 50% complete, while the erection of floodlighting on another apron has been finished.

Passenger Terminal

The roof of the passenger terminal has been completed. In addition, the main structure of the mezzanine baggage handling system has been finished and the air-bridges have been fully installed.

Cargo Terminal

The ULD racking has been installed, the ETVs have arrived and have been assembled in the building, while the cold-room insulation cladding has been completed.

Site Roads

The kerbing and channelling work on the important N2 access road is progressing well.

The laying of asphalt on the passenger terminal roads is advancing on schedule.

Control Tower

ATNS has commenced its installation work on the completed control tower.

Support Zone

The Cyberport building has been almost completed, while road-works and services installation is ongoing.

Trade Zone

Bulk earthworks – The final cut is close to completion;
Sewer and storm-water reticulation – Work on the sewer and storm-water reticulation systems is progressing well;
Topsoil and grassing – Topsoil and grassing within the Trade Zone area is well advanced.

Other Infrastructure

Fire & Rescue Building
The fire and rescue building is being checked by the architects for final completion.

In the meantime, work on the external areas has begun.

Bulk Infrastructure

The provision of bulk electricity supply, inclusive of the construction of pylons and overhead lines, is almost complete.

The construction of a temporary treatment works has commenced.

Multi-storey Parkade

Work on the lobby area and the installation of cladding is almost complete.

Visitor Centre

The construction of the Visitor Centre is almost finished.
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Old August 8th, 2009, 09:13 PM   #42
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airbridge layout...

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Looking at the gate picture again - I'm going to avoid the gate number debate, and instead focus on which purpose each gate will serve.


  • Gates 1 and 2 - definitely international long haul.
  • Gates 3 and 4 - judging by their proximity to 1 and 2, I'd say international short haul (regional routes, assuming someone decides to start them up).
  • Gate 5 is the one that I'm not sure about: may be international, may be domestic. May even be dual-use, with some sort of movable partition being used so that the gate can be placed in the international or domestic sections as required.
  • Gates 6 to 14 would then be domestic.

If you look at the photo, it sort of makes sense - gates 1 to 4 are connected to a buldge in the airside corridor; I would expect that buldge to be the international passenger holding area (although previous posts have suggested that duty-free would be in the main building).

I would sell one of my kidneys to see a floor plan right now...
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Old August 14th, 2009, 12:34 PM   #43
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These are some older on the ground images... sadly there is no access near the site so we have to rely on people on the inside or ACSA releases for images

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Old August 19th, 2009, 12:12 PM   #44
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Latest DTP update (source):

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Dube TradePort is Progressing Rapidly

Rapid construction progress is the order of the day at the Dube TradePort development site north of Durban.

Progress to date is as follows:

Primary Runway
Asphalt work is now substantially complete, while work on the installation of all the necessary airfield lighting is progressing well.

Taxiways and Aprons
The laying of asphalt on the taxiways and aprons if progressing well. In addition, work on the two rapid-exit taxiways has been completed.

Taxiway strips are currently being levelled and top-soiled.

Passenger Terminal
The Passenger Terminal roof has been fully completed, while the external cladding is nearing completion. The installation of ceilings and tiling is progressing on schedule.

Initial testing of the sophisticated baggage handling system has commenced and the work on the check-in counters has also been undertaken.

Electricity supply to the terminal has been completed.

Cargo Terminal
Building work on the Cargo Terminal is now substantially complete. In addition, two ETVs have been installed.

Site Roads
The incremental launching of the high-level N2 bridge has commenced. Staging for the bridge spans across the N2 has also been undertaken, while asphalt for the N2 access road is being laid.

The construction of shade structures destined for the open parking area is underway.

Control Tower
The completed Control Tower has now been handed over to ATNS for the completion of their installation work.

Support Zone
All road work and infrastructure development is progressing on schedule.

Trade Zone
The installation of kerbing for the Trade Zone’s internal road network is progressing well.

Sewer and storm-water pipe installation has been completed.

Bulk Infrastructure
The secondary airport electricity supply has been energised and the La Mercy major sub-station has been completed, but has not yet gone live.

Multi-storey Parkade
Construction of the Parkade is nearing completion. The entrance structure is at the finishing stage.

Visitor Centre
The erection of the Visitors Centre is close to completion and is to be opened during September this year.

Fire and Rescue Building
The building is presently being checked for final completion by the architects, while work on the external areas of the Fire and Rescue Building has begun.

ATNS Radar Tower
Work on the foundation of the ATNS Radar Tower has commenced.

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Additionally, they've put up two new photo PDFs.

first one
second one
[IMG]http://i25.************/23uwq2u.jpg[/IMG]

[IMG]http://i32.************/2e586mq.jpg[/IMG]

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Progress
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N2 Interchange: On schedule
- Runways: On schedule
- Aprons: 11 days behind schedule
- Terminal Building: 20 days behind schedule
- Target completion: 1 Feb 2010
- Contractual completion: 1 May 2010
- Operational date: 2 May 2010


Cost: R6.7 billion
- Terminal Building: R1.64 billion
- Escalations: R1.78 billion
- Infrastructure: R411 million
- Aircraft Movement: R574million
- Other buildings: R896 million
- EIA ROD costs: R104 million
- EPC Project Costs (CSI): R596 million

Fuel

- Road Transport
- 25 tanks per day
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N2 Interchange


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Main Access Road

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Old August 20th, 2009, 02:17 PM   #45
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Old August 26th, 2009, 02:09 AM   #46
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Old August 26th, 2009, 03:44 PM   #47
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how much of the terminal is international and domestic or is it multi use?
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Old August 26th, 2009, 04:54 PM   #48
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best to go have a look at the active thread in the SA forum...but to answer your question it will be both domestic and international, and it has the 2 x A380 gates ready for the aircraft if need be... at the moment DUR has i think flights to mauritius and from 1st october emirates will be flying out of the old airport until the this airport opens mid 2010
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Old August 27th, 2009, 11:04 AM   #49
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Its going to be as much as possible a mutli use domestic international and domestic airport, seeing that ORT is South Africa's main airport many of the international flight will be via there. So hence the main air side gates cater for smaller 737 type aircraft, we not 100% sure on which airlines have signed up for direct flights as yet but as Juzzy said the infrastructure is there.

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Old August 27th, 2009, 09:50 PM   #50
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yup the infrastructure is in place and the Dube tradeport company are agressively campaigning for flights
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Old August 30th, 2009, 07:50 PM   #51
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I know the thumbnails were posted, but here's the bigger photos

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Old August 30th, 2009, 07:50 PM   #52
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Thanks to Switch for braving security to get up close site images!!

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I got fed up of waiting months for updates from people so today I though I might try get onto the site... Scary as anything!! Found my way somehow on back roads and got there but wasn't there for long, cops patrolling the site!! When you see these pictures it looks small but it is MASSIVE.
Looks like all the air bridges are installed... the A380 ones looked the same as the other ones and I think the planes don't park straight... But can't guarantee as I didn't see much.
Waltjie - that thing is a drain! Drove straight passed it.
Managed to get a few pics...



Anyone know what this? Looks like another control tower...




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Old September 2nd, 2009, 02:30 PM   #54
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Go ZA!! Very nice!!
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Old September 2nd, 2009, 11:28 PM   #55
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Who knows wats the first flight out of KIng Shaka. I see Emirates flys direct from there from 1 OCtober and wat of the old airport?
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Who knows wats the first flight out of KIng Shaka. I see Emirates flys direct from there from 1 OCtober and wat of the old airport?
emirates will be flying to the current airport as of 1st Oct using the A332 as the runway cant handle anything larger... but the new airport will be A380 capable...

The 1st flight will probably be a cargo flight as the new airport will be a major hub for cargo transport with its seperate terminal...but with emirates we might see a promotional A380 flight here to inaugurate the opening as emirates are currently the only "real" long haul flight out of durban

there are current plans to use the old airport site for the harbour expansion...
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wish i could be there the night before to see all the equipment like airstairs and baggage cars bieng moved to the new airport in darkness
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Old September 10th, 2009, 06:09 PM   #58
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from the south african forum...

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For those that cant see the Awesomness from the ACSA pages;;;;



LOOK AT THOSE GORGEOUS A380 AIRBRIDGES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Old September 20th, 2009, 07:39 PM   #59
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wish i could be there the night before to see all the equipment like airstairs and baggage cars bieng moved to the new airport in darkness
i think many of us wanna see that. After seeing the move between airports in Hong Kong on Discovery, i can see just how much of a mission it is. The same people who handled that overnight move and the Munich one are doing the move from the current Durban International Airport to this one.
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Old September 20th, 2009, 07:41 PM   #60
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Posted this in the SA forum thread a few weeks back but thought you would all like to see as well (cos i take it you have not visited the South African forum...)

These are the interior renders, going to be one sleek terminal!!



The curvey shape drives me a bit wild lol







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These are loo's if ever i have seen!!



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