Brisbane Airport is Australia’s largest capital city airport (by size) and has welcomed a new parallel runway completed in 2020. The runway is the country’s largest aviation construction project and has been part of the airport’s long term plan since the 1970s. The Dryandra Road Underpass was a critical part of the project, providing essential road access between the Domestic Terminal and the airport’s northern facilities.
Located beneath the airplane taxiway connecting the new runway to the airport terminals, the Dryandra Road Underpass allows traffic to travel through the tunnel while airplanes taxi overhead.
Throughout duration of the project, the Asset Services team assisted our on-site Infrastructure Services team with the pumping requirements of the project.
The Plumbing and Pumping team were contracted to supply and install the pumps for the underpass stormwater pump station.
During flooding the pumps allow up to 9,000 litres of water to be pumped away per minute.
With both pumps being over nine meters long and weighing approximately 13 tonnes each, it was a challenging yet very successful installation.