Tamale Airport upgrades airfield ground lighting to enable night operations

Istanbul Ghana Airport Company Limited (GACL) has used ADB SAFEGATE to upgrade the Tamale Airport with CAT II LED airfield ground lighting (AGL). The airport was in dire need of an upgrade as the existing narrow runway did not support night operations. The upgrade will help accelerate growth and development of the region, setting it up as an economic hub.

ADB SAFEGATE provided CAT II full LED AGL to power the airport in a turnkey project that included an ASP (Airfield Smart Power) individual lamp control and monitoring system, power distribution system, standby generators, floodlights and approach masts as well as site management. GACL wanted the airport to be ready to receive Boeing 747 for the Hajj pilgrimage to the Muslim Holy Land of Mecca in August 2016 .

“We have a strong presence in Ghana having already worked with GACL at Ac`cra Kotoka International Airport, Kumasi Airport and Takoradi Airport. Tamale Airport will experience increased throughput, longer operational hours and most importantly night time operations,” said Alexander Herring, Director of Sales Africa, ADB SAFEGATE.


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