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Doha International Airport

Arabian Emirate calls in PTSG for lightning protection

Background: PTSG Electrical Services provides lightning protection at a prestigious new VIP terminal.

Results: Doha International Airport is one of the fastest expanding passenger terminals in the world, but it was the creation of a VIP terminal for the ruling Monarch which saw PTSG Electrical Services become involved.

As the main base of Qatar Airways, which is owned by the Qatari ruling Emir, Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, when the Sheikh wanted a new VIP terminal protecting from lightning, PTSG Electrical Services was called upon to earth the buildings.

Andrew Dack, PTSG’s managing director of lightning protection division, said: “This is certainly a prestigious contract for us and one which puts us on the global stage – it’s maybe a bit too much to say we work globally but we certainly work across several international markets.

“It was a tough contract and a difficult job, especially after we had to condemn the original system which had been put in place.

“The engineers worked hard and completed the work quickly and efficiently, and we couldn’t have asked for anything more from them.”

In the past, the airport was mostly used by Qatari holiday makers and foreign workers coming for the oil and gas sector. Now the airport is attracting more people such as holiday makers and transit travellers. It is also growing as Qatar Airways is expanding more rapidly. As of 2010, it was the world’s 27th busiest airport by cargo traffic.
Mr Dack said: “Jobs such as these have been great for our people and demonstrates our strength in depth and the benefits of being part of a bigger group of companies.

“We are now national and international in the way we are thinking and doing business.

“Our engineers appreciate this and continually deliver time after time. We never have to go back and always deliver to budget and we always look after our staff – I think that goes a long way to securing the results our customers want, need and expect. People like to work for PTSG and thus there is no slacking and no half measures – we always get the job done.”



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