Faultless logistics from start to finish

Surface water discharge for Poznan Airport

Surface water must be quickly dispersed at any smooth-running airport. At the recently extended and refurbished Poznan airport in central Poland, storm-water management for taxiways and aprons was an essential part of the project. Logistics would be critical for this implementation, keeping to tight deadlines and avoiding penalty clauses.

The Wavin team found a way to halve the number of inlets needed for the infiltration buffer. This not only meant that fewer inlets were needed. It also reduced the complexity of the ground-works. All these improvements translated directly into smoother installation and a more cost-effective solution.

Wavin was involved early in the project. A review of the initial plans revealed opportunities for significant and practical improvement. Planning not only optimized the project design. All aspects of phasing and logistics were carefully scheduled too, taking into full account the need to respect airport security at all times.

Wavin ensured that the delivery flow was constant throughout the project, coordinating all security with the administrators of the airport to ensure that we could complete the job on time and on budget.
Andrzej Drzewiecki , Road Works Manager, Skanska S.A.

Implementation was contracted to Swedish civil engineering giant Skanska S.A. As a frequent partner to Skanska internationally, Wavin was a natural choice and the company’s Q-Bic infiltration system had already proved its worth.

Logistics were critical. Skanska project leader Andrzej Drzewiecki, Road Works Manager explains, “The Skanska team could install two container loads of infiltration units per day, with a total volume of sixty containers. Wavin ensured that the delivery flow was constant throughout the project, coordinating all security with the administrators of the airport to ensure that we could complete the job on time and on budget.”