New Irrigation System at Phnom Penh Airport

 
 
Jebsen & Jessen Technology – Turf & Irrigation, in cooperation with business partner Armstrong Engineering, has won the contract to design and supply a fully automatic irrigation system for the Phnom Penh International Airport, Cambodia.
 
With the country’s role as chair nation of ASEAN 2012, the Cambodian government is keen to improve the image of the airport. The new irrigation will ensure international guests enjoy a pleasant, green landscape around the runway and the airport grounds. 
 
Armstrong Engineering, lead contractor, was awarded the project in June with a challenging four month deadline. The Turf & Irrigation team will design and supply the system for Armstrong Engineering, including TORO decoder sprinklers and a Lynx central control system. Irrigation will be automatically cut off when a preset amount of rainfall is detected by the weather station that is integrated into the Lynx system.
 
Due to the nature of the project site, security is the number one concern. Design, product, personnel, equipment and installation methods went through a stringent approval process before work could start. The installation was carried out after midnight, when the airport ceases operations for the day. To add to the challenges, the timings coincided with Cambodia’s rainy season. 
 
The experienced team rose to the challenge and was on schedule to complete the work in time for the next round of ASEAN meetings later this year.