Officials say that this new transport hub will cost around $12 billion. It will be a model of futuristic infrastructure, filled with advanced and high quality technology.
The new airport will act as a second international airport for Beijing, to relieve pressure from Beijing’s Capital International Airport which is currently highly overloaded. With the opening planned for September 30, 2019, the Beijing Daxing Airport will have the capacity to handle 45 million passengers annually by 2021, and 72 million by 2025.
Modern design and technology
In contrast to already functioning airports, the Daxing airport will have a shape inspired by a flower, with the central hub being used for passenger processing, ticketing, and security. Each of the five 'petals' of the airport will lead to gates, and administrative offices will be located in a sixth 'petal'.
By using distributed zones of operation the airport is set up so that passengers will arrive at the carousel in less than 13 minutes after a flight’s arrival.
With a futuristic design, the new Beijing airport will aim to deliver the highest quality along with advanced technologies. An example of this will be that at Beijing Daxing International Airport robots will have important tasks, like automated security checks or will act as a patrol inspector.
This robot inspector aims to guarantee the airport’s higher requirements for power supply security, as a robot inspection time is 10 – 30 seconds, and the data recording and analysis can be completed simultaneously. It can improve the intelligent management level of airport substations.
WING air curtains will secure clean and fresh air inside the airport
With unpredictable and quickly changing weather caused by the high amplitude of temperature and infamous Beijing smog, designers of Daxing Airport have decided to include air curtains within the project. These can maintain a very comfortable environment inside the complex.
By using air curtains the airport is able to prevent insects and impure air mixing with the air inside of the premise, keeping the chilled air inside and clean. Designers decided to establish cooperation with VTS Group, one of the biggest manufacturers in the HVAC industry. VTS' WING air curtains are expected to provide high efficiency and quality. The installation of 298 WING air curtains will help to protect the air within the facility.
VOLCANO Heating units will take care of heat comfort
VTS’ VOLCANO air heaters were chosen to control temperature parameters inside the buildings due to the dynamic weather changes surrounding the Daxing airport area.
The simple construction of VOLCANO heating units allows the control of the temperature inside the airport, even in the middle of winter. 162 VOLCANO air heaters will be installed and will provide lower costs of heating.
Both devices, due to their design, are expected to fit well into the decor of the newly built airport.
WING and VOLCANO are equipped with EC motors which reduce energy cost and provide round-the-clock services.
Introduced in 2017, energy-saving motors were a step forward and provide advantages like lowering exploitation costs by as much as 50 per cent.
VTS’s products cooperate well with Building Management System (BMS).
Due to this VOLCANO and WING are able to have all their functions set up for all ventilation devices from one place, and allows them an easy and quick view of conditions and parameters prevailing on each moment in the facility.
On opening, Beijing Daxing International Airport will become the one of the biggest centres equipped with some of the most developed devices and technologies, and has the potential to become a role model for future projects around the world.