Aircraft can now take off again from Tan-Tan in Morocco

A month ahead of the scheduled six-month lead time allowed, GTR, a Moroccan subsidiary of Colas, delivered the runway at Tan-Tan airport in the south of Morocco at the end of April this year. In addition to lengthening the runway from 2,000 to 2,600 metres and creating 7.5-meter shoulders on both sides, the work also involved strengthening the runway, ramp and aircraft stands, and renovating the access road and outdoor car park. For this project, the Agadir profit center had to open a temporary quarry close to the runway and bring in two mobile crushing plants, as well as an asphalt plant capable of producing 2,000 tonnes per day on average. In total, a hundred employees and thirty pieces of plant and equipment were required to move 100,000 m³ of earth and apply 60,000 tonnes of asphalt.