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3 May 2010

Adelaide’s new airport has been named Australia’s best capital city airport by the Australian Airports Association and came second in the prestigious Airports Council International 2006 awards under the 5-15 million passenger category.

NHP’s work on the airport with electrical contractor, Nilsen Electric, has, no doubt, contributed to the recognition. Nilsen supplied the main power and distribution network, including the switchboards, and all of the distribution boards throughout the complex.

“We enjoy a close professional relationship with Nilsen and were asked by them to supply Terasaki ACBs, complete with AGR 22 protection relays, with Modbus communications and Terasaki moulded case circuit breakers. Modbus communications on the ACBs was made possible by the use of Wago I/O,” explains NHP’s South Australian State Manager, Neil Williams.

“In addition, we also supplied Alps capacitors and Beluk controllers for the power factor correction throughout the complex.”

Fitted throughout the main board were Sprecher + Schuh contractors and overloads. The distribution network was made possible using NHP’s range of DIN-T circuit breakers.

“Every time we fly in or out of Adelaide Airport, it’s a terrific feeling to know that our equipment and our work are contributing to the smooth running of this marvellous facility,” Neil adds.

The Airports Council International (ACI) has 573 members operating over 1643 airports in 178 countries and territories. In 2006, ACI members handled 4.4 billion passengers, 85 million metric tonnes of freight, and 74 million aircraft movements. With such stong competition, ACI awards are highly respected.

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