Strategic Airlift Ramp, Manas Air Base

The brief summary of the project:

Project consisted of the design and construction of a new strategic airlift ramp. Project scope included topographic surveys and geotechnical studies, 100 % preparation of plans and specifications, demolitions, site preparation, and construction of concrete and asphalt paved areas, electrical work, and open drainage system.

Project Details

Project Type Design – Build
Project Location Manas, KYRGYZSTAN
Project Start 22 December 2009
Project End 21 June 2011

The scope of the work

As per the scope of the project, two semi-automated concrete batch plants with a total capacity of 185 m3/h was employed. Approximately 140,000 m3 excavation has been completed, 45,000 m3 of concrete and 2,000 tons of asphalt have been placed, 35,000 dowel bars, airfield lighting and flood lighting have been designed, procured, installed and commissioned.

Project also included de‐icing area, de‐icing liquid collection tank, and grounding and tie down points for aircrafts. All work was performed by SERKA and its Designer of Record. Design work was handled by Altan Engineering Ltd. The strategic ramp is designed to handle the parking of five C‐17A, seven KC‐135R aircrafts as well as a deicing area for a C‐5 aircraft. Site security in the construction area was also handled by Serka personnel. Serka provided diesel generators to power flood lightings.

Key Project Quantities:

  • 140,000 m3 excavation
  • 45,000 m3 of concrete and 2,000 tons of asphalt
  • 35,000 dowel bars
  • Airfield lighting and flood lighting
  • De-icing facility, tie-down points for aircrafts
  • 1,000,000 men-hour with no lost time incidents

“SERKA Company performed the work efficiently and very well under a very tight condition schedule”

Marc McGovern–Resident Engineer