George Enescu International Airport of Bacau, the second largest airport in the Eastern region of Romania, has been inaugurated in the first half of November 2017, at approximately two years after the initiation of the infrastructure modernization and of the development works, that included the construction of a new passenger terminal, the control tower, an intermodal terminal for auto transport, the technical facilities (power plant, thermal plant, fire water tank, pumping station, aircraft garage) and access to the premises (roads, platforms).
The project was carried out by UTI GRUP, in association with Conextrust and Geo Arc, UTI being the leader of the association.
Within the project, UTI was responsible for the design and commissioning of the electrical and low voltage systems and installations and execution of the sanitary, fire extinguishing and HVAC systems. UTI also implemented and integrated the specific airport systems: x ray scanning and detection systems for cabin baggage endowed with Liquid Explosive Detection System (LEDS) capabilities, the portable metal detectors with gamma radiation, the explosive trace detectors and LEDS equipment, without ionizing radiation. All airports security equipment (EDS and LEDS) complies with the ECAC C performance standard, for types A, B and C of operation.
The new terminal has an area of 6,300 square meters and will process up to 450 passengers / hour. George Enescu International Airport in Bacau is also the first airport in Romania to integrate a HI-SCAN 10080 XCT X-ray scanning equipment, rated with the standard C3 by ECAC.
The project is part of the local administration’s strategy for sustainable socio-economic development, but also a main objective within the National Transport Masterplan to develop and modernize the air transport infrastructure and to increase the passenger traffic in the eastern region, by connecting the airports in the region of Moldavia to the main European transport hubs.