Airports of Thailand forges ahead with major airport development

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Completion of work on Suvarnabhumi Airport’s new SAT-1 Building is now slated for April 2022

Airports of Thailand report that progress of construction works on the Midfield Satellite 1 Building (SAT-1) at Suvarnabhumi Airport are now 95.23% complete, while interiors and commissioning tests remain to be done.

According to Nitinai Sirismatthakarn, President of Airports of Thailand PLC., the structural work of the building is already 100% complete, while remaining works are on architecture, interiors, landscape and installation of the mechanical and electrical system (M&E).

The Automated People Mover (APM) was at 75.39% progress with 4 of 6 APMs already received and in the process of static & dynamic tests. The remaining 2 APMs will be delivered by this year.

The Baggage Handling System of SAT-1 is 75.51% complete, while the Individual Carrier System (ICS) and Make-up Carousels are on installation process with the High-Level Control system to be connected. For the construction of the airline office building and East car park building, the structure of their basements and floor numbers 2, 3, 4 and 6 of the buildings is being constructed and expected to be finished by 2020. 

Mr. Nitinai stated that when all of the construction works of SAT-1 are finished, the Operation Readiness and Airport Transfer (ORAT) will then be implemented along with all operational systems tests. All of these are expected to be completed by April 2022. 

Construction of the airline office building and east car park building is expected to be finished by 2020. The M & E system of car park building is expected to be completed in April 2021. 

“AOT has never stopped developing its airports to meet the increasing demands in the future. We aim to serve passengers with the highest standard and hospitality, which will drive the organisational business for the sustainable growth”, said Mr Nitinai.