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Renovation of runway 16/34 at Vienna Schwechat Airport

Photo: Runway renovation at Vienna Airport: Construction vehicles on the airfield, illuminated against the night sky.
Facts and Figures
Company TEERAG-ASDAG GmbH consortium
PrincipalFlughafen Wien AG
LocationVienna - Austria
Type Airport construction
Runtime03.2013 - 04.2013

Ambitious renovation on a very tight schedule

One of the many projects PORR has undertaken for Vienna Airport was to renovate the surface and base layers of runway 16/34 and upgrade its shoulders.

The construction work was scheduled from April to the end of May 2013 and had to be undertaken over 25 nights between 9 pm and 7 am, and on several weekends from 9 pm on Friday to 4 pm on Sunday. The quality specification required a seamless runway surface.
The very tight schedule presented a big challenge for the teams undertaking the work and all other participants, since the runway had to be cleared by 7 am every day. In addition the scale of the project, the fact that different tasks had to be undertaken simultaneously and the large quantities of materials required equipment to be allocated and coordinated with great precision. 

The project comprised the following steps:

  • Renovate surface and base layers of runway 16/34
  • Upgrade shoulders of runway 16/34
  • Renovate surface and base layers of specific taxiways
  • Extend specific taxiways for runway 16/34 system
  • Replace runway cabling
  • Improve navigation lighting technology