The KLIA2 generation plant supplies energy cooling to the airport’s core facilities, comprising the terminal building, with 250,000 square metres of covered area, and for private facilities at the integrated complex.
Having witnessed floor degradation and failing at a number of other of its substation facilities, TNB Engineering Corporation Sdn Bhd were keen to ensure it specified a robust flooring system that could withstand the service criteria found within its facility.
This includes severe abrasion from any movement of heavy-duty equipment as well as prolonged exposure to chemical substances including battery acid, chloride ions and a number of harmful alkalis. Another key condition was the floor’s ability to safeguard against wet maintenance regimes by offering a water-tight finish.
After a bidding exercise, Flowcrete Asia proposed a range of its seamless resin systems including close to 3,000 square metres of its hardwearing, cementitious Deckcoat PU system for the central operations area, two coats of its UV-stable seal coat, Flowseal UV, for the facility’s 1,600 square metre switchgear room and a further 180 square metres of its ultra-chemical resistant, Flowcoat CR system for use within the genset area.
All systems were able to offer TNB Engineering Corporation Sdn Bhd the level of resistance required for work and operations carried out within the specific areas. In order to ensure the facility was up and running in time for the grand opening of the new KLIA2 site, Flowcrete Asia’s approved flooring applicator was able to complete the entire installation within a six week timeframe, two weeks ahead of the agreed completion date.
The new substation facility, which has been commissioned on behalf of Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB), will see TNB Engineering Corporation Sdn Bhd employ a build-operate-transfer model for a concession period of up to 20 years.