2010
Spain

You may have traveled to one of these airports in Spain and never realized how many Sika solutions are there. From Barcelona to Madrid, Sika has provided specialized products and solutions for airport construction and renovation across Spain, in terminal buildings and airport facilities ranging from liquid applied membranes to joint sealing and crack repair.

Madrid Barajas Airport (MAD)

Project Description

When the Terminal 4 building at Madrid Barajas International Airport was opened in 2006, it effectively doubled the aircraft and passenger capacity at Spain’s largest international airport. Now aircraft take off and land during the day at an average rate of one every 30 seconds. Terminal 4 ranks as one of the world’s largest airport terminals, measured in building area.

Project Requirements

Elastic sealing solutions were needed for 50,000 linear meters of joints in the marble tiled floor in the passenger terminal complex.

Sika Solutions

Sika® Primer 1
Sikaflex®-11 FC (beige) 

Project Participants

  • Owner: AENA
  • Designer: Antonio Lamela & Richard Rogers
  • Construction: UTE Dragados, NECSO, FCC, SEINPA
  • Sika Organization: Sika Spain

La Palma Airport (SPC)

Project Description

La Palma Airport processes about three million passengers per year. The new expansion of the airport has been constructed and completed in 2010. There was a new control tower and new terminal built, and the runway was renovated.

Project Requirements

40,000 m2 waterproofing of frameworks on the bituminous layer in access roads.

Sika Solutions

SikaRoof® Pro
Sikalastic®-821 LV - 2-component sprayed liquid applied membrane system
SikaLastic®-821 - final layer

Project Participants

  • Owner: AENA
  • Construction: Dragados, IMG
  • Sika Organization: Sika Spain

Menorca Airport (MAH)

Project Description

Housed in a modern, two-tiered building, Menorca Airport (MAH) is a busy facility that brings in hoards of visitors from all over Europe and some international destinations. With Menorca being such a popular holiday destination, the airport is a real hotspot during the summer season. The airport went through a major renovation beginning in 2006 and was finished in time for the start of the 2008 season.

Project Requirements

1,812 linear meters of structural strengthening.

Sika Solutions

Carbon fiber reinforced polymer (CFRP) system: Sika® Carbodur S812

Project Participants

  • Owner: AENA
  • Construction: Construcciones San José, Betazul
  • Sika Organization: Sika Spain

Santander Airport (SDR)

Project Description

Santander Airport is situated five kilometers outside the city in the town of Maliaño, within the municipal district of Camargo, on the west side of the bay. In the last few years, renovation and extension work including a new control tower have been carried out to provide the airport with improved infrastructures and services. Santander airport’s main air traffic is made up mostly of domestic and international commercial airline flights.

Project Requirements

2,500 m2 waterproofing at terraces and shaft on cementitious mortar substrates.

Sika Solutions

SikaRoof® Pro and polyurethane 2-component sprayed liquid-applied membrane (LAM) system
Sikafloor®-156
Sikalastic 810
Sikalastic®-821 LV
Sikalastic®-445
- final layer
Sikaflex®-11 FC -
crack and joint sealing

Project Participants

  • Owner: AENA
  • Construction: Elecnor, ATH
  • Sika Organization: Sika Spain

Barcelona El Prat Airport (BCN)

Project Description

On June 17, 2009, the new terminal T1 at Barcelona-El Prat Airport opened publically. Its structure has an area of 544,066 square meters and has a 600,000 square meter parking apron for aircraft. Of the four levels comprising the terminal T1, level three corresponds to the outside of the main facade. T1 has two roadways separating the arrival and departure flows. The departures roadway is on level three and the arrivals roadway is on level zero. Among its facilities, there are 168 check-in counters, 50 fingers, 15 luggage carousels and 12,000 parking spaces.

Project Requirements

9,000 m2 waterproofing of frameworks – before placing asphalt and concrete – in access roads to the terminal.

Sika Solutions

Sprayed liquid-applied membrane (LAM) system: Sikafloor®-156 and Sikalastic®-821 LV
Sikagard®-720 EpoCem - scraping and leveling mortar
Sikaflex® - crack sealing
Sikafloor®-261 - aggregates
Sikalastic®-825 - bonding agent for asphalt

Project Participants

  • Owner: AENA
  • Designer: Ricardo Bofill Taller de Arquitectura
  • Construction: UTE Diques para AENA, PIRSA
  • Sika Organization: Sika Spain