Swedish firm wins major project at Bangkok’s new international airport

TAC, a Swedish indoor climate systems supplier headquartered in Malmö, has received an order to deliver the complete building management system (BMS-system) for the passenger terminal complex at Bangkok’s new international airport, Suvarnabhumi Airport.
     The order, which is the largest for TAC in Southeast Asia, is valued at some USD 600 million just on products.
     Suvarnabhumi airport is due to be completed in 2004 is located in the Samut Prakarn province of Thailand, approximately 30km east of Bangkok. Construction of the airport began in 2001 and is expected to be completed by December 2004 although necessary testing means that the official opening date is 12 August 2005.
Once completed, Suvarnabhumi will replace Don Muang as Bangkok’s international airport.
     The works for TAC include supply and installation of field sensors, control valves, controllers, interface devices, hardware, software and all engineering works.
     The TAC BMS-system will also be interfaced to other sub-systems in the passenger terminal complex, such as lighting control system, fire alarm system, control access and security system and IP phone system.
     Seven floors and a basement will give the terminal a total floor area of over 500,000 square meters making it the largest in the world. The concourse is 40 meters wide, 3,213 meters long and 25 meters high. Its main structure is made of steel.
     Enclosure materials are locally manufactured glass and teflon coated fabric. An innovative roof trellis, designed to shade the building against intense tropical sun and reduce the cost of air conditioning the structure, will also be the largest of its kind.

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