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ACTS begins QC work at Kuwait Airport

Firm is handling materials testing, which includes soil, aggregate, concrete and steel

Advanced Construction Technology Services (ACTS) has announced that it has begun large scale quality control and testing operations at the new terminal project at the Kuwait International Airport. The firm says it is using a team of more than 50 engineers, concrete experts, inspectors and technicians, 280sqm high-tech laboratory along with an additional 1,000sqm for curing, offices and storage.

According to a statement from the firm, it is running a concrete quality control engineering (CQCE) programme, where a team of ACTS specialists are working with the Limak Quality Control team to oversee the preplacement, placement and postplacement of concrete. The firm says this ensures effective and smooth concreting practices.

“We are glad to work with ACTS on the Kuwait International Airport as they demonstrate their deep knowledge in material’s engineering and testing. We selected ACTS for the quality control and testing programme after a thorough consideration of their capabilities and expertise in large scale projects. Till date they are well standing up to their reputation,” said Engineer Kayihan Bagdatli, country manager at Limak Kuwait.

Once complete, the new terminal will be able to accommodate 13m passengers per year in the first phase, with a gradual increase of up to 50m passengers with future developments. The project is said to feature three symmetrical wings of departures gates, consisting of the new passenger terminal development, a third runway and the renovation of the two existing runways.

ACTS Chairman Khaled Awad added, “The Kuwait International Project contract win reflects the market recognition of our unique expertise in large scale projects. Besides the King Abdul Aziz Airport project and the Kingdom tower in Jeddah, the Riyadh Metro project, the various stadiums and metro lines in Doha, Qatar, we are also proud to be involved with Limak on the Kuwait International Project, one of the most iconic infrastructure projects in the region.”

The new terminal project is targeting LEED Gold certification and is expected to become the world’s first airport to attain this level of environmental accreditation.

“We look forward to working jointly with Limak to address the various technical challenges on this massive project and achieve a unique output in quality and efficiency,” Awad noted.

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