Honeywell has announced it has secured a £13.2 million contract to provide Heathrow’s new Terminal 2 with the technology to improve energy efficiency, customer safety and comfort.
The company will provide the terminal with an integrated fire safety, public address and voice alarm system, along with advanced lighting controls and building management systems covering mechanical and electrical operations.
“We are working closely with Heathrow to ensure that passengers passing through the terminal have an enjoyable experience,” explained Paul Boyce, project leader for Honeywell Building Solutions.
Honeywell’s integrated fire detection, public address and voice alarm system allows for “smart evacuation” procedures in the case of emergency.
Clear, intelligible voice alarm messages are transmitted by loudspeaker in affected areas only, making evacuations quick and controlled.
The system also communicates non-emergency and live flight announcements through the same individually-addressable speakers, enabling each communication to target the intended audience.
Passenger comfort and energy savings were built into the design of Terminal 2, which uses natural light to help save energy.
Honeywell’s advanced lighting controls will maintain comfortable light levels indoors, continuously adapting to changes in outside weather and lighting conditions.
At the same time, the building management system will monitor the terminal’s mechanical and electrical services to ensure thatplant and equipment operate at optimum efficiency.
Main contractor HETCo — a joint venture between Ferrovial Agroman and Laing O’Rourke — awarded the contract to Honeywell following the successful completion of the largest integrated fire detection, voice alarm and public address system ever installed in the world to date, now operational at Heathrow’s Terminal 5.
“Honeywell demonstrated that it has the project management and delivery expertise to implement a project of this size and scope,” said Daniel Garcia-Bernalt, HETCo project leader at Heathrow.