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Madinah Airport
Madinah Airport

Prince Mohammad Bin Abdulaziz Airport

The General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) in Saudi Arabia wished to build a replacement terminal and increase the runway capacity at Madinah Airport.

The GACA architects GMW appointed URS (now renamed as AECOM) to provide airfield scheme designs, which led to Firstco being contracted as control and communications specialist sub-consultants, with the task of producing airfield communications and airport SCADA designs.

Airports with Madinah are built and then later named after one of the Princes. For that reason, the project was formally known as Madinah Airport, however now is the Prince Mohammad Bin Abdulaziz Airport.

Firstco’s Role

Firstco were in charge of ensuring that multiple elements within the building could be communicated and controlled via a single SCADA system.

The Airfield communications system that Firstco employed included:

  • Aviation Fuel
  • Airfield Ground Lighting
  • Metrological
  • MV Substations

The systems controlled and/or monitored by SCADA included:

  • Heating Ventilation & Air Conditioning and Plumbing
  • Passenger Conveying
  • Fire Alarms, Automated Fire Extinguishers. Fire Doors, Shutters & Smoke Ventilation
  • Public Address & Voice Alarm
  • Security
  • Indoor Lighting
  • Outdoor Lighting
  • Baggage Handling
  • Baggage Screening
  • District Cooling
  • Sewage Plant
  • Water Plant
  • Power Plant & Medium Voltage Generation
  • Medium Voltage Transformers & Switchgear and Low Voltage Low Voltage Switchgear
  • Visual Docking Guidance
  • Fuel Interceptors
  • Ground Power Units
  • Passenger Boarding Bridges
  • Boarding Bridge Cooling
  • Preconditioned Air
  • Battery Charging
  • Navigational Aids
  • Metrological
  • Low Voltage Back-up Uninterruptible Power Supplies
  • Low Voltage Back-up Generators
  • Electricity Meters
  • Water Meters

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