Auckland International Airport

Auckland International Airport
Auckland Airport, Auckland

Project Description

Auckland Airport HVAC includes many systems; plantrooms and types of equipment. A multitude of Fan Coil Units, Air Handling Units and Variable Air Volume Boxes are all fed from main Chillers and Boilers. Dedicated Ventilation, Smoke Exhaust Fans and Fresh Air Systems are integrated under a comprehensive Siemens BMS.

Economech has been the main mechanical contractor at the Auckland Airport since the early 1990s. We have undertaken projects ranging from major expansion stages to ongoing tenancy fit-outs and base build alterations.

Following the successful completion of the Pier Extension and Retail areas at Auckland International Airport, Economech was awarded the mechanical services installation of the $180 million International Terminal Redevelopment.

Working closely with Auckland International Airport Ltd and its Consultants, we provided significant design input to the project. Plus, our value-engineering services assisted in the optimisation of construction and operating costs. As the Terminal was ‘live’ throughout the construction period, all services, including air-conditioning, were required to be operational at all times.

Detailed planning by Economech allowed this to occur, and the impact on the public during the three-year construction period was minimal.

Project Cost

$180 million: International terminal redevelopment

Challenges Met and Innovations Introduced

The experience implicit in our two-plus decades of mechanical services work at Auckland International Airport is unique. We understand the airport and all the associated procedures and processes essential to working in their environment. We have the relationships and formal clearances. We understand the background, nuances, age, idiosyncrasies and plans for all of the intricate and specialised plant on site.

Track Record and Client Satisfaction

Economech has also been involved with other direct AIAL projects such as:

  • Central Plant Upgrade
  • Departures, Emigration, Duty Free and Airside Retail Redevelopments
  • Pier B Construction
  • Stage 3 Arrivals Expansion
  • Stage 2 Terminal Expansion (Central Plant, Airside & Landside)
  • Pier A Extension Segregation & Upgrades
  • Domestic Terminal Upgrade
  • Pier Gate Lounge and Air New Zealand No 1 Cargo refurbishments.
  • Chiller, Cooling Towers and Boiler Upgrades for all main plantrooms
  • Pier B Extension

Plus, we have provided mechanical services at many other buildings, on or associated with the airport, such as:

  • The Bank of New Zealand
  • NZ Post buildings with various other ancillary buildings and tenants. (i.e. Fonterra Head Office, DHL Worldwide Express offices and warehouse, TNT offices and warehouse)
  • Tainui Novotel IBIS Hotel (Auckland International Airport).
  • Air New Zealand Tech Ops Campus
  • Air New Zealand Simulator Building Chiller Annex

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