Muscat International Airport Expansion in Oman

Case Study

CONNECTING TOMORROW’S AIRPORTS

TE Connectivity medium voltage joints and separable connectors answer to challenges posed by Muscat airport´s humidity, salinity and high temperature conditions.

The Challenge

Harsh Environment Products for Grid Expansion in Extreme Conditions

The Sultanate of Oman initiated an expansion plan of their major airport, the Muscat International Airport, to develop the capacity and functionality of the airport’s facilities and address an increase in the total number of passengers. The expansion project included improving the existing terminal building and constructing a new 334,995m² terminal that would allow the airport to support 12 million passengers each year.

For this project, the engineers responsible for the energy supply structure requested separable connectors and joints that must ensure reliable performance and withstand the extreme local conditions such as humidity, salinity and high temperatures. They were also looking for a solution that would decrease failures that occur as a result of installation error.

The Solution

Rugged, Reliable and Customized Products for Environmental Extremes

TE's local team designed tailor-made solutions that deliver high performance, reliability and long service life for each need: 

  • 70 Raychem Plug-In Terminations (RPIT) inner cone connectors
  • 2 RPIT installation tools
  • 100 outer cone terminations
  • 250 medium voltage joints and terminations

83

substations provided with TE separable connectors

50

delivered kilometers of cable

60

years of experience in material science and engineering experience

On-Site Training

For Stress Free Installation

To reduce failure risks caused by incorrect installation, TE offered on-site trainings provided by a local team. This allowed them to supervise the installation process and ensure that all cable accessories were installed correctly.

Local Support

Extraordinary Customer Experience

TE supports major international airport project teams by providing day-to-day technical assistance in their local language, from the design through installation of materials in the field.

The Outcome

A Partner of Choice to Reach Better Connectivity Solutions

TE shows its capability to design and supply special solutions in harsh environments that relies on more than 60 years of experience in cable accessories development and manufacturing.

With a wide portfolio a medium voltage products and accessories, TE offers a complete solution of products, which made the expansion project less challenging and more cost-effective. By relying on a unique supplier for electrical parts, project follow-up and organization becomes much easier and safer.