Siemens has won a $3.5m deal to provide electrical equipment to  El Salvador international airport – the third largest airport in Central America.

Monseñor Óscar Arnulfo Romero International Airport is scheduled to be significantly enlarged and modernized by 2032 and the order covers the supply, installation, testing, and commissioning of high-voltage, medium-voltage, and low-voltage technology for the new terminals.Siemens secures El Salvador airport power deal

Siemens will carry out the order, which has been placed by Comisión Ejecutiva Portuaria Autónoma (CEPA), in a consortium with a local construction company.

For the first phase of the airport expansion project, Siemens will supply two 5 MVA substations, including the buildings and a medium-voltage cable connection approximately one kilometre long.

The scope of supply includes 3AP1 high-voltage outdoor circuit-breakers, medium-voltage outdoor circuit-breakers, as well as converters, GMSG and NXAIR medium-voltage switchgear, power transformers, the medium-voltage compensation control cabinet, battery banks, rectifiers, and low-voltage switchgear.

It also covers medium-voltage generators with a power output of 2250 kW and a SCADA system.

Monseñor Óscar Arnulfo Romero International Airport is located near the capital of San Salvador and opened in 1980. At the time, the airport was designed for an annual capacity of 400,000 passengers. This number had risen to 3 million by 2016.

The airport is now scheduled to be significantly enlarged and modernized by 2032 at a cost of approximately €500m.

With an increase to 43 gates from the current 17 and a new train station, the airport will then be able to process up to 6.6 million passengers a year.