Topping Off Ceremony of Ahmad Yani Airport Development Project
SEMARANG - Ahmad Yani Airport in Semarang has just conduct topping off ceremony to close the new terminal roof. The operation of the new terminal and the development of Ahmad Yani airport cost an investment of Rp 2,075 trillion.
Minister of State Owned Enterprises (SOEs) Rini Soemarno in a press release obtained from bumn.go.id (12/2) gave a special appreciation for the project implementation by saying, "I congratulate, the closure of New Terminal Roof can be implemented which shows that step by step, this strategic project can be completed."
Faik Fahmi, Director of Angkasa Pura I, explained that the development project is a solution to the small capacity of Ahmad Yani airport which can only accommodate 800 thousand passengers per year, while passenger traffic is recorded at 4,4 million people in 2017.
"With a new terminal capacity that can accommodate up to 6 million passengers per year and designs that adopt the concept of the eco-green airport, aeroplane passengers can be more comfortable and unimpeded in the new terminal. The potential growth of passengers by 10 percent annually can also be accommodated by the presence of new terminals and infrastructure of Ahmad Yani Airport," said Fakhmi.
The new terminal of Ahmad Yani Airport has an area of 58,652 square meters, almost nine times larger than the existing terminal which of only 6,708 square meters. The new apron stretch of 72,522 square meters can accommodate 13 narrow-body planes or a configuration of 10 narrow-body planes and 2 wide-body planes.
Airport Ahmad Yani Semarang carrying the concept of floating airport combined with the concept of the eco-green airport, making this airport as the first floating airport in Indonesia. The airport is built on soft land and is mostly aqueous by using piles and prefabricated vertical drain (PVD) methods to compact the soft land. PVD itself is an artificial drainage system installed in soft soil layers.