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Fibre Net lands to Canada: fibrefence mesh to protect Calgary’s int. airport

Fibre Net Srl, a company based in Pavia di Udine (Italy) leading manufacturer of FRP composite materials, has been appointed by the Canadian Airport Authorities to supply a 3 km fence to Calgary International Airport YCC. FibreFENCE Mesh has been chosen to fence and protect airfield perimeter within recently installed radar range. Due to its high sensitivity, no metals were allowed within a safety range of approx 1km to avoid possible interferences.

 

At the same time, it was crucial to ensure airfield safety and security by mean of a robust enclosure, able to withstand not only possible intrusion attempts, but also the severe weather conditions typical of this region, with significant temperature variation, high humidity and snow/rain precipitations over 50% of the year.

 

Fibre Net FibreFENCE Mesh, thanks to intrinsic features of FRP (Fiberglass Reinforced Polyester) composites and to the unique production technology “TextrusionTM”, copes perfectly with all these needs, with further advantages in terms of very fast and easy installation and a virtually unlimited lifespan even in presence of harsh cold/heat/moisture cycles.

 

Despite the strict timeframe imposed by Canadian Airport Authorities, all goods have been delivered on due time to the awarded company Rite-Way fencing (2000) Inc., that was able to complete

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Kazan Airport growth goes through Fibre Net technology

Despite its small dimensions, Republic of Tatarstan is one of the most economically developed regions of Russia, and probably the one growing faster today. Some of the Russian biggest petrochemical, chemical, machine building, aviation and helicopter industries are based within Tatarstan borders. Unsurprisingly Tatarstan’s capital airport is becoming nowadays one of the most important ones in whole Russia.
Under the impulse of 2013 Summer Universiades, and even more 2018 FIFA World Cup, Russian Aviation Agency (Rosaviatsia) started a 3-stage Kazan international airport reconstruction plan, including the construction of 2 new terminals T2 and T3, a new railway to connect city center and other facilities. Airport’s runway will also be rebuilt to be able to land all types of civil aircraft including the world’s biggest airbus – A-380. The reconstruction, to be completed by 2025, will allow the airport to service 5.2 million passengers per year. During 2013, 6.500m of new perimeter fence have been installed to protect the extended airport surface. Thanks to its proven advantages and cost effectiveness, Fibre Net FIBREFENCE radio-transparent system has been chosen to fence 725m close to most sensitive and delicate landing instruments, in order to ensure their maximum efficiency and consequently flight safety. Beside radio-transparency and frangibility features required by ICAO, at Kazan Airport all structures have to face extreme weather conditions: temperatures floating from -30°C to +30°C, humidity constantly over 80% and heavy rainfalls on average 80-100 days/year: this makes Fibre Net FIBREFENCE GFRP fences a perfect solution to cope with this demanding conditions, thanks to their intrinsic resistance to corrosion and cold-heat cycles ageing. To improve airport protection, fence has been designed with safety top-guard outrigger, to support not only anti-intrusion wires but mesh extended too: fence overall height reach 2.8m making almost impossible to climb over it. Furthermore, fence has been completed with optic-fiber intrusions detection system to acknowledge potential fence breaks, cuttings or damages.Contracting company Group LB perform the installation of 725m fence, including one 5,0m wide GFRP radio-transparent double leaf gate suitable for firefighting and emergency services trucks passage, in less than 10 working days.

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Charles de Gaulle Airport and FRP radio-transparent fences

It is well known that Roissy-Charles de Gaulle Airport is the largest airport in France and one of the busiest in Europe. With more than 58 million passengers in 2010 it has benefited from huge investments in the last ten years, including new terminals, improvements to transport and a better connection network to deal with increasing numbers of passengers and traffic volumes.

Among different and complex activities to be carried out in the management and operation of an airport like Roissy-CDG, the installation of security fences could seem to be a secondary activity. But it is not like this; fences have great importance in safety and security for both passengers and operators and in the physical protection and separation of sensitive areas within the airport structure. Some fencing structures, because they are installed in critical areas (close to the runways, ILS or other radar instruments) need to be radio-transparent, a-magnetic and, often need to be fragile so they are not a hazard in the event of an aircraft collision.

Fibre Net, with its FIBREFENCE – fencing system consisting of mesh, posts and accessories made of FRP (glass fibre reinforced polymer) material, has represented an excellent solution to the requirements expressed by the management company Aéroports de Paris-ADP. Thanks to the flexibility in product design and manufacturing offered by Fibre Net, a special fence project has been issued according to specifications given by ADP, and fully in compliance with ICAO standards. As a result about 1,500mt of FIBREFENCE was installed in the first few months of 2011.

The adoption of glassfibre and thermosetting resin products, with total absence of steel or magnetic parts, guarantees the radio-transparency levels as required in the presence of flight assistance radar equipment (ILS or other) while the nature of materials used grants frangible behaviour in case of impact. In terms of durability FRP is a thermosetting product so it doesn’t need to be maintained. It guarantees a much longer lifetime in corrosive, heavy weathering and temperature range environments with respect to any other plastic material.

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Fibre Net and Sofia Airport: a successful Cooperation

Sofia Airport, Bulgaria, ranks among the fastest growing airports in Europe, in spite of the current world crisis, which undoubtedly cut back the positive trend of the latest years in the sector.

Sofia’s good results are directly linked to a few bold developments, which helped the airport reach a modern network of air transport, not only at national level (domestic flights), but at a wider range. This has turned Sofia into one of the most remarkable airports in Europe and worldwide.

The target certainly required several sizeable investments in infrastructures and technology. Among others, the construction of the new terminal 2 and the modernization of the older terminal, built back in the first half of the twentieth century, as well as the construction of a new 3600m-long runway and of new taxiways. The newly built runway is equipped with navigation aids enabling landing operations under low visibility conditions at category III of the ICAO standards.

It is on this issue that a partnership was started between Sofia Airport and Fibre Net. In fact, the runway front needed to be enclosed with a radio-transparent fencing and confining system, so as to avoid any possible interference with the extant ILS systems, while at the same time guaranteeing good mechanical strength, resistance to UV-rays and wear, and absolutely no need for maintenance.

Fibre Net, the manufacturers of radio-transparent FRP fences compliant with ICAO standards, worked with the technical department of the airport to develop a type of FRP fence totally consistent with the prescriptions of the Bulgarian Civil Aviation and then started to manufacture the parts (nets, posts and accessories made of radio-transparent FRP) in their plant in Udine (Italy).

The system was installed by a company appointed thereto by the airport company. Installation was fast and easy and reached the technical and aesthetical result required, at extremely low costs and with such a long life as no other radio-transparent material – e.g. wood – can guarantee.

The airport managers expressed their total satisfaction with the final result, delivery times and excellent quality-to-price

ratio and voiced their intention to continue their partnership with the Italian company.

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Fibre Net provides Airport Technical Fencing in Isle of Man

The Isle of Man is a small island of only 588km² in the middle of the sea between Scotland and Ireland. There is a small airport called Ronaldsway, where Balfour Beatty Regional Civil Engineering, a UK and Ireland-based regional civil engineering business, recently completed a series of works. This included creating a promontory 200m long into the Irsh Sea to extend the runway end safety area to comply with latest international safety standards.

 

To complete the works, the head of the runway was fenced and protected with a fibre-reinforced polymer (FRP) fence designed and produced by FIBRE NET. The fence fully complied with the requirements pertaining to safety and security during airport operation, especially with regards to frangibility and radio-transparency in an environment featuring particularly harsh conditions in terms of chemical corrosion (the runway lies near the sea, in a brackish environment), wind load and temperature.

 

The fencing system manufactured by Fibre Net consisted of mesh, posts and accessories made of FRP composite material, whose mechanical and frangibility characteristics are compliant with ICAO standards – Annex14 Volume 1 “Aerodrome Design and Operations”. Also, the material guarantees the radio-transparency levels as required in the presence of flight assistance radar equipment (ILS or other).

 

In particular, the installation at Ronaldsway airport consisted of a stretch of fence corresponding to the airport sensitive area. It was partly installed on steep sloping ground and with different ground-anchoring methods. Each element was designed and sized depending on the plan and special needs of the customer. The fence colour too was chosen following the special characteristics demanded by the local airport authorities.

 

The design and production required great technical expertise, although the installation made by Balfour Beatty personnel was simple and extremely quick with an aesthetic result which was also appreciated by the builders and the customer alike.

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FRP fencing system by Fibre Net and the boundary of Mezzagnone

Santa Croce Camerina is a site in the province of Ragusa, Sicily, neighbouring the Archaeological Park of Caucana. The area has been the object of remarkable archaeological excavations, which have brought to light several remarkable buildings. One of such buildings is now being studied by experts to understand the time of construction and the destination of usage. It is referred to as “the jewel of
Mezzagnone”.
The building may date back to a period between the 4th and 6th century AD and is mentioned in several historical documents. The experts are now trying to understand whether the site was used as Roman baths fed by the waters of Paradiso spring or a Byzantine Church. The edifice has a Latin cross plan (19×12 m) and is made of blocks of local limestone of different size. There are rooms divided by lintelled doors: one has an octagonal cocciopesto cupola on top, the other has round barrel vaults and makes the only example of such type in eastern Sicily.
The fencing works were entrusted to constructors Edil2000 based in Villafranca Sicula (AG) and supervised by Mr. Di Stefano and Architect Buzzone from the Archaeological Heritage Office of the
province of Ragusa. Fibre Net was charged to supply a fencing system adapted to an extremely corrosive environment (part of the site is located along the shore), but with the least environmental impact as possible.
Like in the area of Caucana, the fencing system was mounted on-site all along the boundary and consisted in mesh, posts and accessories offering ultimate resistance to brackish air and water, UV rays,
wind and sand corrosion and sudden changes in temperature, while at the same time guaranteeing a nice cosmetic result integrated with the surrounding environment. From a practical point of view, the system also offers extremely fast and user-friendly installation. The versatility of the fencing system offered by Fibre Net is evident. These materials specially conceived for industrial uses can express their value also in protected environments and easily integrated in a unique site like Mezzagnone.
We wish to thank Mr. Di Stefano and Architect Buzzone for their remarkable contribution to the works.

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FRP fencing system by Fibre Net and the boundary of the Archaeological Park in Caucana

Kaukana, or Caucana, is a site in the province of Ragusa on the southern coast of Sicily founded near an ancient seaport during the Greek colonization of the Island. Archaeological excavations have brought to light a great number of remarkable buildings, including a churchyard ground. The whole excavated area, now plunged in a charming natural landscape, was turned into the Archaeological Park of Caucana.

 

In autumn 2009, an old metallic fence, which had been badly damaged by time and sea salts, was replaced with the FRP fence manufactured by FibreNet. The works were entrusted to constructors Edil2000 based in Villafranca Sicula (AG) and supervised by Mr. Di Stefano and Architect Buzzone from the Archaeological Heritage Office of the province of Ragusa. Fibre Net was charged to supply a fencing system adapted to an extremely corrosive environment (part of the site is located along the shore), but with the least environmental impact as possible.

 

The new fencing system was mounted on-site all along the boundary and consisted in mesh, posts and accessories offering ultimate resistance to brackish air and water, UV rays, wind and sand corrosion and sudden changes in temperature, while at the same time guaranteeing a nice cosmetic result integrated with the surrounding environment. From a practical point of view, the system also offers extremely fast and user-friendly installation. The versatility of the fencing system offered by Fibre Net is evident. These materials specially conceived for industrial uses can express their value also in protected environments and easily integrate in a unique site like the Archaeological Park of Caucana.

 

We wish to thank Mr. Di Stefano and Architect Buzzone for their remarkable contribution to the works.

 

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Fibre Net in Future Airport

Fibre Net in Future Airport
While waiting for Inter Airport Europe 2011, one of the leading exhibitions for the airport industry worldwide scheduled from October 11th to 14th in Munich (Germany), Fibre Net “did some warm-up” and obtained extensive coverage in Future Airport, a renowned magazine dedicated to the issues connected with the airport sector.

The leading article, in fact, illustrates the fencing of the French Roissy-Charles de Gaulle airport, for which FIBREFENCE systems made of FRP material manufactured by Fibre Net were used.

The work was a delicate task because fences are often mounted in critical areas inside airports (around runways or near radar instrumentation), and must therefore be made of radio-transparent and
non-magnetic materials. FIBREFENCE systems are made of FRP composite materials, which feature such special characteristics.

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