FIBRE INSTALLATION
– CHRISTCHURCH AIRPORT

Client: Fulton Hogan

Location: Christchurch Airport

Service: Fibre Installation 

Date started: June 2018

Date completed: August 2018

Challenges

Fulton Hogan chose Marais Laying NZ to install 20km of fibre around Christchurch airport. The footprint of this project covered the full airport campus, getting close to the multiple runways and taxiways and required careful planning to ensure the airport could still function in the meantime.

Trenching had to be carried out while working around critical existing services.

Solution

We used one of our TRS300 trenchers to trench and lay the duct in one pass. This technology helped us to reduce the footprint on the grass around the runways while achieving a production of 800m per day.

Our crew worked alongside Fulton Hogan on all the services location to ensure the existing network was not damaged.

Result

This was our first time working inside an airport, and we really improved our skills in terms of planning and trenching, while leaving a minimal footprint.

 

Key facts:
  • 20km of trench around the different runways and taxiways

  • Trenching while the airport was still operating

 

Key equipment used:
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