Xi’an Xianyang International Airport, China

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Xi’an Xianyang International Airport, a growing airport hub for western China, was China’s eighth busiest airport in 2010. With a growth rate of around 18% (to 18 million passengers), Xi’an was the third fastest growing major airport in China (airports with more than 10 million annual pax) behind only the two Shanghai airports; Pudong and Hongqiao. Growth is expected to continue with the airport tipped to handle over 21 million passengers in 2011. The anticipated strong growth will be supported by the airport’s new Terminal 3, which is scheduled to open in Mar-2012. The facility is expecting to handle 31 million passengers, 230,000 aircraft movements and 400,000 tonnes of cargo by 2020, supported by the new terminal and runway.

SE Controls, the UK’s leading provider of smoke and natural ventilation systems has successfully completed the supply, installation and commissioning of over 2000 chain and linear actuators to the glazed façade and high level roof smoke vents. These proven products, designed for neat integration into the façade system allowed fully concealed cables back to the control system. SE Controls’ CE marked, fully compliant OS2 control system includes battery back up to ensure operation of the life safety critical smoke vents in case of a primary power failure. The system communicates seamlessly with the Fire Alarm System to ensure optimum operational reliability.

SE Controls has completed many aviation projects around the world including Terminals 1 and 3 at London’s Heathrow Airport, Bangkok International Airport, Hong Kong’s Chek Lap Kok Airport, and Beijing’s Terminal 2 Airport. The innovative and highly experienced company celebrated its 30th year of business in 2011 and boasts offices in UK, Bahrain, Durban, Hong Kong, Beijing, Shanghai, Xian, Shenzhen, Sao Paolo and now Chennai.

Project Details


Project Name: Xi'an Xianyang International Airport


Client: China West Airport Group


Architect: Atkins Consultants (Shenzhen) Co. Ltd


Consultant: Northwestern Architectural Design Institutes Co. Ltd




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