The Southside Catering Facility is a restricted “landside” facility but involves extensions to the existing structure within the ‘airside’ demarcation so involves a lot of complex procedures, access, logistics, approvals and liaison with various stakeholders within the airport complex.

Situated in the south side of Abu Dhabi International airport, west of the cargo terminal, near to terminal 2. The facility is a 24 hour, 7 days a week operational facility, operated by Etihad Airways Catering for the preparation, packaging and distribution of air flight meals for Etihad Airways.

The project's main objective is the upgrade of the Electrical, HVAC, water supply systems, and the improvement of Fire and Life Safety systems. The project includes a single storey extension to the bakery area and flour silo room, a new fire control centre and extensions to an existing substation.

Upgrades to the HVAC systems will include the installation of new chillers, replacement of cooling equipment (AHUs and FCUs), chilled water pumps and reconfiguration of the existing electrical substation to provide “N+1” power redundancy to the facility.

In order to bring Fire and Life Safety systems in line with code compliance, the Fire Detection Alarm, Fire Suppression and Emergency Lighting will be upgraded, including provision of appropriate fire compartmentation in high risk areas. It is further required to improve accessibility for fire service vehicles and personnel, to install of a new fire pump set and upgrade sprinklers and fire hose cabinets.

We are proud to have once again been appointed by Etihad Airways, following on from the success of the Crew Briefing centre which proves the value of our team approach and nurturing repeat business opportunities through successful delivery for our Clients.