The construction of two new Greenland airports at Nuuk and Ilulissat will be led by Munck Civil Engineering. This project was started at the end of 2020 and is due to be completed by 2024. Prior to any of the construction is commenced, it is required that the Munck Group drill and blast away a total 12 million cubic metres of rock between both locations. This is due to the rocky landscape of Greenland.
The construction work for these airports will include the following, a runway, two taxi runways, a tower function in a tower building, a terminal area with an apron, building plots for the terminal and service buildings, parking in terminal area, rerouting and connection to access roads from Nuuk City, the execution of foundations and masts for lights, earthworks for cabling in railway and terminal area, fencing of airport, water and sewer pipeline and rerouting of raw water pipeline.
At Nuuk, a new 2,200 metre runway will be created, this new runway will be fixed on the pre-existing runway. For the terminals, the existing terminal and AFIS Tower will be demolished, and new buildings will be built. At Ilulissat there will also be a 2,200-metre runway created. This will be an extension on to the 845-metre runway that is already there. This runway will be fitted with landing equipment. The new buildings at Ilulissat will include a terminal building, service building and an AFIS tower. You can read more about the construction of these Greenland airports here.
The use of Survipod at Nuuk and Ilulissat Greenland Airports
For these extensive projects the Munck Group have employed the use of products from Survipod Engineering Solutions LTD based in County Wexford, Ireland. For this project the Munck Group have invested in a total of 8 Survipod Boltfixes. This product is used for control, layout and monitoring across both sites for the new airports. The Survipod Boltfix is bolted into the ground and the instrument of choice is screwed onto the stainless-steel thread on top of the Boltfix.