NELSON MANDELA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT - PAVING STUDY
Airports, Pavement monitoring
Praia International Airport (ICAO code: GVNP), renamed in 2012 to Nelson Mandela International Airport, is located on Santiago island, about 3 km northeast of the city center of Praia, capital of Cape Verde. It has a runway of 2,100 m long by 45 m wide, which allows it to accomodate medium-sized aircraft, for example Boeing B737 and B757, Airbus A310 and A320.
As part of the airport extension contract, a paving study was developed for the aircraft parking expansion area, including apron and apron taxiway. Services also included base course bearing capacity evaluation with Light Weight Deflectometer (LWD).
Base course bearing capacity evaluation, detailed design and technical assistance