Cavotec Ground Support System

Cavotec To Modernize Electrical Power At Pulkovo Airport

The Cavotec global engineering group has won a major contract to manufacture and install 90 in-ground electrical power units and converter systems as part of a modernization program at St. Petersburg’s Pulkovo International Airport.

"Cavotec is the only ground support equipment supplier that manufactures innovative electrical pits and converters in-house; this makes our offering entirely unique," comments Michael Widegren, Cavotec vice president and regional manager for Central Europe. "These efficient and easy-to-use systems will help realize substantial cost savings and greatly improve return on investment in ground services provision at Pulkovo Airport. Furthermore, airlines and their passengers will enjoy reduced turn-around times and some of the best aircraft servicing available today."

The order will see Cavotec supply a total of 90 electrical supply hatch pits and 90 kVA electrical converters. Deliveries are scheduled during 2012, with installation to be concluded in 2013.

Cavotec hatch pit systems provide easy access to service outlets – including blue water, potable water, fuel, electrical power and air – making servicing aircraft safe, cost-efficient and environmentally friendly. The group’s electrical converters ensure the safe supply of power to aircraft at the gate or in hangars.

Located between the Finnish capital Helsinki, and the Baltic states, Pulkovo Airport is one of the fastest-growing airports in Russia. In 2011, the airport was Russia’s third largest airport in terms of passenger numbers at some 9.6 million. The electrical pit systems and converters to be supplied by Cavotec are one element of a major development program at Pulkovo Airport that is set to see the airport expand substantially in the years ahead.

The project at Pulkovo Airport follows Cavotec’s recent announcement of several major orders for ground support and fuelling equipment at airports in Asia and the Middle East, including Mumbai’s Chatrapati Shivaji International Airport; Delhi International; Singapore Changi International Airport; and the newly built Sohar Airport in Oman.

Cavotec is a leading system designer and integrator for the global airports sector. Working closely with airports, airlines and industry bodies, the group manufactures a diverse range of advanced GSE including systems for 400Hz power, pre-compressed air, fuel and wet services, connectors, towbars, caddies and pantographs.

Cavotec is a leading global engineering group, developing innovative technologies that enable the maritime, airports, mining and tunnelling, and general industry sectors to operate more sustainably.

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