Shell Paves The World's Second Busiest International Airport

KUALA LUMPUR, July 14 (Bernama) -- In 2013, the International Air Transportation Association (IATA) reported that air passenger traffic surpassed 3.1 billion airline passengers, and is expecting more in 2014. With more flights and larger, more sophisticated aircraft like the Airbus A380, airport runways at major international hubs need to withstand an enormous amount of weight, friction and heat from these larger aircraft. The Airbus A380, for example, weighs almost 400 tonnes, the equivalent of approximately 400 family cars.

So when Dubai International Airport, the world's second busiest international airport, required its two runways to be upgraded & resurfaced in May 2014, Shell Bitumen was approached by contractor Al Naboodah Construction Group to provide its bitumen solutions for this logistically challenging project. Shell's bitumen solutions have been used in airports since 1968, backed with Shell Bitumen's technical expertise, and supply base spread out across the globe.

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