London, UK - 22nd February
SPIE has been appointed principal contractor to carry out the design and installation of a new gas infrastructure system for Gatwick Airport. The £1million contract, managed by Gatwick Airport, will take place in the South Terminal and engages SPIE to provide the new utility infrastructure in preparation to replace the South Terminal’s high temperature central boiler system.
The project is the first part of an ongoing programme by Gatwick, aimed at decentralising the existing high and medium temperature hot water systems that exist terminal-wide. The current centrally located technology will be changed to a localised Low Temperature Hot-Water system, designed to drive further energy efficiency.
SPIE’s involvement in the South Terminal renovations includes the design and installation of the incoming utility gas supply, complete with new gas meters and associated distribution pipework. At nearly 800m in length, the new pipe installation system will span the entire roof area of the terminal and ground floor area to serve 14 new individual boiler rooms.
Jon Arthurs, Project Manager at Gatwick Airport said: “We are pleased to be working with SPIE once again, and selected them for this project because of the extensive experience and high quality work they have demonstrated on similar infrastructure replacement projects. We look forward to working with SPIE to deliver further energy savings at Gatwick.”
Rob Goodhew, Regional Director of Building Services London & South East at SPIE UK, comments: “As a company, we have enjoyed working with the Gatwick team on past projects and are confident that our Building Services experts can deliver beyond expectation for Gatwick’s South Terminal development.”
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