AEC lands at Jeddah Airport

AEC Illuminazione’s Galileo floodlighting has been selected for the new outdoor lighting at Saudi’s Jeddah Airport. The units will be installed in January 2016.

King Abdulaziz International Airport is undergoing extensive expansion. Inaugurated in 1981 and located 19 km to the north of Jeddah, the airport is the busiest airport in Saudi Arabia. Its Hajj terminal, specially built for Islamic pilgrims going to Mecca annually, can handle 80,000 passengers at the same time.

The airport’s three-stage redevelopment plan started in September 2006, and is currently scheduled for completion in 2016. The project is designed to increase the airport’s yearly capacity from 13 million to 80 million passengers. The expansion includes airfield hard standing and paved areas, lighting, fuel network systems and storm water drainage network.

For the new outdoor lighting, the public authorities have chosen AEC Illuminazione’s Galileo floodlight. Installation will start in January 2016.

“With Galileo Pro, we introduced the Multi-Tower version, which will change the way people experience lighting,” claims the company. “Galileo Pro allows us to do all kinds of outdoor installations more quickly and simply.”

At King Abdulaziz International Airport, 24 towers, each 30 m high, will achieve 40 lux on the apron area. The 5700K, 341W luminaires achieve 37186 lumens. “AEC has great experience in large area lighting,” says the company. “For this type of installation, high technical knowledge and support are paramount. The product range proposed by the company for the airport is in compliance with the highest and strictest quality standards requested by the market.”