Shell paves the world's second busiest international airport
Jul 14, 2014
In 2013, the International Air Transportation Association (IATA) reported that air passenger traffic surpassed 3.1 billion airline passengers, and is expecting more in 2014. With more flights and larger, more sophisticated aircraft like the Airbus A380, airport runways at major international hubs need to withstand an enormous amount of weight, friction and heat from these larger aircraft. The Airbus A380, for example, weighs almost 400 tonnes, the equivalent of approximately 400 family cars.
So when Dubai International Airport, the world’s second busiest international airport, required its two runways to be upgraded & resurfaced in May 2014, Shell Bitumen was approached by contractor Al Naboodah Construction Group to provide its bitumen solutions for this logistically challenging project. Shell’s bitumen solutions have been used in airports since 1968, backed with Shell Bitumen’s technical expertise, and supply base spread out across the globe.
“Our state of the art bitumen solutions and expertise in the airport sector has been a market leader for over four decades. Our dedicated Shell Bitumen Solution Centres work with our customers to develop solutions that suit their needs; not only in airports, but also in other infrastructure projects,” said Nick Chong, Vice President of Shell Bitumen.
Over the past decade, Shell Bitumen has provided solutions for over 100 of the world’s busiest airports, including Heathrow (UK), Charles de Gaulle (France), Schiphol (Netherlands), HKIA (Hong Kong), Changi (Singapore), KLIA (Malaysia), Frankfurt (Germany) and Suvarnabhumi (Thailand).
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NOTES TO EDITORS
- Shell Bitumen is the world’s largest bitumen marketing business with over 1,600 customers in over 30 countries. Shell supplies around 12,000 tonnes of bitumen daily (4.38 million tonnes a year). It supplies enough bitumen to resurface around 450km of roads daily.
- Shell manufactures bitumen in strategic locations around the world, including Germany,Netherlands, Singapore and the United States.
- Shell Bitumen operates a dedicated bitumen research and development centre in Bangalore, India and regional solution centres in China, France and Thailand.
- Shell Bitumen offers a portfolio of bitumen solutions designed for use in a wide variety of applications, including airports, highways, city roads, heritage areas, etc.
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