Arturo Merino Benítez International Airport

Airport Systems of Arturo Merino Benítez International Airport

Context

The consortium Nuevo Pudahuael (consisting of Aéroports de Paris, Vinci Airports and Astaldi) won the concession and development of Arturo Merino Benítez International Airport, one of the most dynamic hubs in Latin America. This project consisted of the refurbishment and expansion of existing facilities (Terminal 1 building and airport infrastructures) and the construction of a new Terminal 2 bringing the total capacity to 30 Mpax.

Our solution

ADP Ingénierie was appointed by VCGP to develop the airside infrastructures package, the architectural (in BIM up to a detailed design level) and special airport systems design studies for T1 & T2, technical expertise for the master plan update and construction phasing plans.

Design studies of special airport systems and equipment in BIM included BHS, PBB, VDGS, CUTE, BRS, GMS, FIDS, BIDS, AODB up to a detailed design level.

Thanks to its airport expertise, ADP Ingénierie thoroughly evolved the design to comply with operational demands and local standard requirements specifically in earthquake design.

Proposed design was modified for the aircraft stands and associated passenger boarding bridges to integrate the existing fuel pit positions, and Terminal 1 existing building loading bridge constraints into the allocations. Multiple simulations were performed to ensure decent bridges' slope, taking into account access control, evacuation, security and safety constraints.

For the Baggage Handling System (BHS), reference design mixed departure and arrival systems in order to save screening machines for redundancy. A design with a clear segregation of the departure and arrival systems as an operational improvements for the arrival controls was proposed and approved. For the Phase 2, forecasted for 2030, the peak hour should be able to be handled with the requested redundancy and some possible improvements. The make-up traffic paths have been simulated to enable operations clearances, as fire and safety constraints.

The Security & Customs screening process compliance to latest regulation standards has been developed in the baggage hall as in the passenger journey in the Passenger Terminal Buildings.

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