Powering Russia’s Newest International Airport
Currently under construction in southern Russia, Platov International Airport is located 29km from the city of Rostov-on-Don. Part of a major infrastructure and development programme initiated by the Russian Government in preparation for the next football World Cup in 2018, the new airport will be the biggest hub in the region, acting as a logistic centre and serving airlines from Russia and internationally.
The new city airport is scheduled for completion by the end of 2017 and features a single terminal and runway, accommodating up to five million passengers a year and replacing the existing Rostov-on-Don Airport. The potential of the gateway extends far beyond the 2018 World Cup and marks a turning point for the region’s aviation industry and a landmark development for the prosperity of the south of the country.
FG Wilson dealer ERIMEX, has successfully supplied five FG Wilson generator sets to the airport, including a P1500E1, P1250E1, P1000E1, P900E1 and a P660-3. The units were supplied to site in sound attenuated containers with 85dBA noise level and ERIMEX installed all the required electrical distribution systems.
Each container incorporates a 1,500 litre fuel tank with space heaters and automatic inlet and outlet louvres to work in the low ambient conditions (-35 C). All the generator sets are equipped with FG Wilson PowerWizard 2.1 control panels and are connected to the main airport control centre via a SCADA system. This means the generator sets can be operated in automatic mode or manually via the remote control and monitoring system.
Speaking about the project Edward Dobryakov from Complex Electric Power Systems ERIMEX Co. Ltd comments;
“Lead times were critical for this tender, as was our ability to supply generator sets in accordance to their requirements. ERIMEX’s ability to form a successful partnership with joint contractors, Marashstroy and Limak Insaat, while working closely as a team with the FG Wilson Moscow office, helped make the delivery of this project run smoothly and guarantee customer satisfaction.”
ERIMEX has a strong and proven track record of technical capabilities for projects of this kind and also a long-standing relationship with the client.
Edward Dobryakov added, “We were delighted to have been selected for this challenging and prestigious project. One of ERIMEX’s strengths is our ability to modify designs to meet ever-changing site requirements. This project really highlights the way we bring flexibility and how we come up with solutions to resolve any unforeseen issues quickly. The customer is very satisfied with the FG Wilson generator sets, all of which were delivered to schedule and they are also very happy with the quality of the low-noise containers. Recently all units successfully passed 72 hours testing at different loads.”
ERIMEX currently participate in a tender programme for airports throughout Russia and have won several contracts through this process.