Survipod assists in the construction of Greenland Airports

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Survipod assists in the construction of Greenland Airports


Munck Civil Engineering will lead the construction of two new Greenland airports at Nuuk and Ilulissat. This project started at the end of 2020 and is due to be completed by 2024. Due to Greenland's rocky landscape, the Munck Group must drill and blast away 12 million cubic metres of rock between both locations prior to any construction.

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, fixed on the pre-existing runway. The existing terminal and AFIS Tower will be demolished for the terminals, and new buildings will be built. At Ilulissat, there will also be a 2,200-metre runway created. This will be an extension onto 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, a 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 employed products from Survipod Engineering Solutions LTD based in County Wexford, Ireland.

For the project, the Munck Group invested in 8 Survipod Boltfixes. This product is used for control, layout, and monitoring across both sites of the new airports.

The Survipod Boltfixes are fixed to rock abundant in this environment.

The instrument of choice is screwed onto the stainless-steel thread on top of the Boltfix.

They are strategically positioned at numerous locations around the projects to control, monitor, and lay out the structures for the duration of the projects.

The Survipod Boltfix was chosen for this project for long-term layout and control.

The units have proven durable and accurate in these harsh conditions, with the added benefit of instrument fall prevention.


How the Survey tripod products helped;

  •     The Survipod products prevent costly instrument falls
  •     The products provide a stable platform for surveying equipment for accurate layout and monitoring
  •     The products provide a long-term monitoring solution for surveying equipment
  •     They are a durable product that will last for many years when used and maintained correctly


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