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New passenger terminal at Jorge Chávez airport will have seismic isolators

  • It will be the first in South America to have this system that will allow the infrastructure not to be seriously affected in the event of an earthquake.
  • The new terminal will be modern and equipped with state-of-the-art technology aimed at improving the passenger experience as they pass through the airport, in an intuitive manner.

Callao, August 30, 2022.- The new Jorge Chávez International Airport, built by Lima Airport Partners (LAP), is preparing to be a safer, friendlier and more sustainable space for all its passengers. This last weekend the seismic isolators for the new passenger terminal that is being built in the expansion project arrived in Peru. This high-tech system is added to this important infrastructure to minimize damage to structures in the event of a major earthquake.

“LAP is building the first terminal with seismic isolators in South America. These devices seek to minimize the transmission of movement from the ground to the building, guaranteeing the integrity of the infrastructure and allowing immediate operation after an earthquake. It will be a terminal for domestic and international flights, which will have a varied commercial offer and will seek to improve the experience of all users by implementing the latest technological advances available. LAP wants this terminal to not only be the gateway to the country, but also to project the image of a modern Peru abroad.” Said Sergio Ocampo, Construction Manager of LAP.

14 tower cranes will be added to the construction of this large terminal, which is 14% complete, which will allow the construction to be carried out in record time and to have the infrastructure ready in January 2025 to be inaugurated. Access to the new Airport will be through the Santa Rosa Bridge, a work carried out by Provias (MTC). Seismic isolators have arrived from Malaysia and more than 750 of them will be placed at the base of the Terminal Building. Its installation has begun and will allow us to continue with the construction of the upper floors.

Due to the expansion works of JCIA (Jorge Chávez International Airport), LAP is carrying out a digital transformation of the entire airport infrastructure that will culminate in 2025 with the implementation of a centralized control system for the different buildings of the new airport to turn them into true “intelligent buildings”. This platform will allow the airport to control and manage, through a single system, variables as diverse as lighting, alarms, climate, energy, security, among others. In addition, the system will monitor the energy information required by the organization to identify possible areas for improvement, and thus optimize energy costs.

The new passenger terminal will have security cameras connected to a video surveillance system, where the users’ journey will be monitored in real time, automatically generating alarms to report incidents through specific image processing algorithms. The airport will be equipped with an Early Warning System for Earthquakes and Tsunamis through the installation of sensors (accelerometers) in the Terminal and permanent communication with the National Institute of Civil Defense (INDECI).

Of the works on the expansion project, both the new control tower and the second runway are already 100% complete in their civil works. The new terminal will have 5 floors, the basement is almost finished and they are part of the new airport infrastructure that seeks to turn Peru into the hub of South America.