Promat protects Dublin Airport’s new Terminal 2

Promat has supplied fire protection solutions for the structural steel frame of the new €600 million Terminal 2 building at Dublin Airport.

Designed by architects Pascall & Watson, the building is the centrepiece of Dublin Airport Authority’s €2 billion programme to transform the airport. Promat supplied over 40,000m2 of Promat VERMICULUX® board which now provides two hours fire protection for the structural steel frame. This was installed by fire protection specialist Permafix Construction Solutions.

Promat VERMICULUX® is a lightweight, non-combustible board specially engineered to provide up to 240 minutes fire resistance for structural steel. As well as its excellent fire resisting properties, Promat VERMICULUX® was chosen for this project due to its resistance to moisture. The boards can be installed at any time during the build programme, even before the external walls are complete and the building is enclosed. Unlike other fire protection boards, Promat VERMICULUX® will not disintegrate, warp or swell when exposed to inclement weather conditions.

Work on the 75,000m² terminal began in October 2007 and it is due to open in April 2010. When complete it will be able to handle 15 million of the 35 million passengers who pass through Dublin Airport annually.

“The experience we have gained from working with Promat on other projects of this scale makes them the clear choice for fire protection solutions,” commented Project Manager Giles Cranidge from main contractor, Mace.

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