Inviron has won a contract to install new Airfield Ground Lighting at Gatwick Airport, which forms part of the wider runway resurfacing scheme that is being undertaken by major contractor, VolkerFitzpatrick.
The Inviron team will install around 1,900 runway and taxiway lights, which together require an astounding 530km of electrical cabling across a 400,000m2 area - the equivalent of 100 football pitches. To ensure minimal disruption to passengers and flights, the work will be completed each night, during the seven hours the runway is not in operation.
Steven Brown, operations manager at Inviron, said: "We have collaborated with VolkerFitzpatrick from the inception of this project to ensure, through meticulous design and planning, we deliver a high quality installation to the standards Gatwick Airport has come to expect.
"Undertaking a project of this scale is a major challenge, especially as Gatwick has the world's busiest single runway, but one that I'm confident our team is prepared for and well-equipped to carry out."