Terminal WA

By September 4, 2012 No Comments

Broad Construction Services (WA) have selected WebFM’s OMTrak system to support the delivery of the new Domestic Terminal at Perth Airport. The first terminal to be built at the Airport in 25yrs, the $120M project will move regional domestic flights over to the International side of the runway.

The new domestic terminal and aircraft movement area will be larger than both the existing domestic terminals, about the size of five Subiaco Ovals, with the capacity to cater for up to 36 aircraft.

In early 2013, Skywest, Alliance Airlines and Tiger Airways will relocate to the new terminal. This will significantly reduce activity in the existing domestic precinct, further improving the experience for Qantas and Virgin Australia customers.

The new terminal was designed by leading architects and interior design practice, Hassell, with environmental sustainability also at the forefront of design. Environmental features to maximise energy and carbon efficiencies include:

• rainwater harvesting and re-use for toilets and gardens, with 2000 cubic metres of underground storage capacity

• underground ducting of ventilation for air-conditioning to reduce energy use

• a sophisticated building management system to reduce energy consumption during operations

• construction of a co-generation plant that will use gas to generate electricity and its heat to power the air-conditioning for both terminals. This reduces greenhouse gas emissions by 55 per cent due to energy savings and the use of gas.

The facility will include a 4MW co-generation plant which includes two 2MWe high efficiency gas engines, two absorption chillers and associated HV switchgear for the Airport’s expansion. This system will be configured to operate 24 hours a day and will provide reliable back up power during grid network outages.