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Sydney RESA wins award

written by | September 20, 2010
The 90x90m RESA at the western end of the runway.

Sydney Airport’s runway end safety area (RESA) project has won the Infrastructure Projects award at the prestigious Engineers Australia Engineering Excellence Awards.

Construction of the 90x90m cleared and paved safety area at the western end of the east-west runway (07/25) was a significant engineering challenge as it had to be built over a major sewerage line, the M5 East Motorway tunnel, and a major electricity cable.  The complex project was led by Sydney Airport and also involved Baulderstone and Aurecon.

“In the air and at our airports, Australia’s aviation safety record is the envy of the world. We want to keep it that way.  I congratulate all the staff at Sydney Airport, Baulderstone, Aurecon and the other project groups who were involved in delivering this vital piece of aviation infrastructure on schedule,” said Sydney Airport CEO Russel Balding.


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