Alarko Carrier Is On Board “The World's Largest Airport” Project
Air-conditioning plants manufactured at Alarko Carrier Gebze Factory are being used in the Dubai International Airport, the airport “Built for the Future.” “Concourse 4,” currently under construction in Terminal 3, is part of the major project that will transform the Dubai International Airport into the largest in the world by 2025.
Handling all ground operations, from lobby to exits, it will bring Dubai International Airport passenger capacity up from 60 million to 75 million when it opens at the beginning of 2014. The new facilities has an area of 675 thousand m2, twice the footprint of London Heathrow Airport`s Terminal 5.To facilitate “check-in” and baggage servicing, Concourse 4 will be connected to Terminal 1. The Dubai International Airport is staging a revolution in airport design, with the Concourse 4 facility making it the most advanced airport in the world. It has been custom-made for the Boeing Airbus A380, which are used by Emirates Airlines for its flights to Europe. As is known, the Airbus A380 is manufactured by Airbus SAS and is the largest double-deck luxury civil passenger airline in the world. The facility under construction at a cost of $3.2 billion will have 13 remote parking positions and 20 boarding gates. This will give it the capacity to accommodate 33 A380 aircraft simultaneously. The terminal having a capacity closest to the Concourse`s A380`s is Toulouse Airport in France with the capacity of 29 superjumbo.
However, the Concourse`s features put it into a class by itself. The facility has been designed with a new concept whereby, in spite of increased passenger numbers, procedures, particularly boarding, will be accelerated, making possible for more than 500 passengers to sit and relax. In addition to giving passengers a chance to rest, the Concourse 4 will also have the world`s largest first-class “business class” lounge, with “cigarette bars” and “duty free” shops. Passengers will be able to board the airplane directly from both lounges. The facility will accommodate such famous restaurants as Giraffe Cafe, Paul and Carluccios, Shake Shack and Costa Metropolitan, and such exclusive venues as the Moet & Chandon Champagne Bar, where passengers can unwind before their flight. Moreover, there will be a special hotel floor with 170 4-star rooms and 32 5-star rooms.
The powerful and highly efficient Carrier 39HQ air handling units manufactured at the Alarko Carrier Gebze factory were used in the ventilation and air-conditioning project that will provide the interior comfort of Concourse 4 of the airport of the future, Dubai International Airport. Orders for 144 air handling units totaling $2.5 million were made. The first deliveries began in August and will be completed by the end of the year. When the facility opens in 2014, Carrier 39HQ Air handling units, after having been used in many of the most prestigious projects in Europe, including the Moscow Kremlin Palace in Russia, the Nice Stadium in France, and the Marina in Monaco, will begin to be used at the world-class project Dubai International Airport.