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At a glance: Ferrovial’s air control tower in Lima, Peru

The project involves constructing the 61.5m-tall tower along with six ancillary buildings (Image courtesy of Ferrovial)

Spain’s Ferrovial has released photographs of the control tower it is building with Acciona and local construction company JJC at Jorge Chavez International Airport in Lima, Peru, it’s first project in the South American country.

Awarded in May last year, the project involves constructing the 61.5m-tall tower along with six ancillary buildings, including a fire station and a fauna control unit that will house birds of prey and other wildlife that stray into the airport’s precinct.

In all, some 3,100 sq m of built area are due to start operating in 2022 as part of the airport’s expansion plan.

The contract covers all civil and electromechanical engineering for the tower and ancillary facilities, as well as all the building’s systems, services and installations. It does not include navigation and air traffic control systems.

Some 3,000 cubic metres of concrete are used in the 21m-diameter tower’s shaft and interior slabs (Image courtesy of Ferrovial)

“It is an ongoing challenge for us to carry out the project in this current situation with Covid-19… but even with the new protocols and measures provided by the Government, we are managing to meet the contractual schedule while safeguarding the security of our partners’ health,” said José Antonio Tellez, Ferrovial’s country manager for Peru last July.

At that time around 80 people were working on the project, he said.

As well as photographs, Ferrovial has released some project statistics.

Project stats

Some 3,000 cubic metres of concrete are used in the 21m-diameter tower’s shaft and interior slabs. Also used are 640 tons of corrugated steel and 450 tons of other metallic structures.

The fire station is a one-story building on a rectangular floor plan measuring 77m x 33m and 6.45m high. Its covered area spans 2,541 sq m over three blocks for the fire station, fire engine parking, and water management and storage.

In all, some 3,100 sq m of built area are due to start operating in 2022 as part of the airport’s expansion plan (Image courtesy of Ferrovial)

The 321-sq-m wildlife control building provides a mesh-covered recreational area for birds surrounded by kennels and feeding areas.

An 800-sq-m industrial building houses an electrical regulation and transformation centre with electrical rooms, a generator set and fuel supply system, UPSs and batteries, RCTs and a communication room.

Other buildings house electrical substations, access control points and water treatment facilities.

All images courtesy of Ferrovial

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