The international lighting major Zumtobel Group has equipped the new terminal i.e. Terminal 2 at Oslo Airport in Norway with its modern lighting solutions. Within the scope of the project, 21,200 Zumtobel and Thorn brand LED luminaires with Tridonic technology inside, have been installed.
Project info: Norway’s Oslo Airport
Customer: Avinor AS
Location: Oslo Airport, Edvard Munchs
Veg, 2061 Gardermoen, Norway
Application: Public Building, Infrastructure, Airport
Oslo Airport has been on renovation mode. The recent extension of the Airport is considered as one of the biggest lighting projects in the global lighting industry, wherein the international lighting major, Zumtobel Group Services (ZGS) has supplied more than 21,000 luminaires and installed a record-breaking 32 eBox devices – all to support its customer every step of the way. Thanks to the outstanding results that extended the association ZGS with Oslo Airport in another project as the Group has now been handed over the job of modernising other parts of the airport.
With flagging off the Terminal 2 at the Oslo Airport, the Norway’s biggest and the most important airport signalled that it is readying for the future with the probability of third terminal is getting zoomed up. At the same time, the somewhat dated Terminal 1 is also planned to be revamped in the near future.
Meanwhile, the Zumtobel Group prides itself for being the full-service provider of the complete lighting solution in Terminal 2, where it has installed intelligent lighting controls and emergency lighting systems to go in parallel with 21,200 LED luminaires from Thorn and Zumtobel along with various other technologies in terms of electronics and components from Tridonic. The total order volume amounts to more than 5 million euros.
Right from the very beginning, ZGS was greatly involved in one-of-its-kind lighting project wherein it also helped its customer with additional services. Throughout its association, the Group kept on advising the project managers on various related issues, besides facilitating numerous electricians with specialist training for the project.
The Essential of the Project’s Lighting Requirements:
It was particularly important to Avinor that the luminaires in the new terminal visually match the existing lighting in the other areas of the airport to the greatest possible extent. Going in line, the product design department at ZGS developed specific luminaires that fit optically to the conventional luminaires in the existing terminals. Besides the optical aspects, the luminaires needed to fulfil several legal requirements.
Zumtobel, to meet the objective set by the client, designed quite a few tailor-made LED luminaires for the purpose. Along with those tailored luminaires, the international lighting major also used its standard products to fulfil the illumination criteria. In all, ZGS has used various quantities of more than 25 different products.
Through large-scale, conspicuous luminaires, lighting is a part of the building’s architecture and the terminal design. Two extremely large but customised Zumtobel luminaire types were fitted inside the terminal respectively on the way to the railway station: OILDRUM (height around 100 centimetres, diameter 60 centimetres) and UFO (diameter just under 110 centimetres).
Numerous Thorn and Zumtobel brand luminaires were also installed inside the building, for example, about 1.2 kilometres of light lines and 300 TECTON continuous row LED luminaires. Thorn GTLED-RS luminaires light up the roads outside the airport and its underground driveways. All luminaires were also adapted to meet Norway’s special legal standards for public areas such as waiting zones and counter areas at airports.
Creating Seamless Transition:
The new lighting solution so offered to precisely meet the lighting requirements of the airport not only seamlessly fits in with the new building’s architecture, but also matches the ambience in the old part of the building.
Setting up the Control, Establishing a Connect:
The control becomes important especially when the area of operation is larger than usual. The intelligent control system for 1,17,000-sqm Oslo Airport was designed to get adapted to the lighting in line with the natural daylight situation, besides effectively efficiently regulating such a large number of luminaires.
The lighting is controlled with the ZGS Skyscanner, a daylight gauge head that has been designed to constantly measure the incoming sunlight and accordingly adjust the lighting in turn ensuring that in each area, a small amount of artificial light is contributed in order to create the perfect combination of artificial and natural daylight. The control system has been developed in such a way that it also takes the colour of the natural daylight into account and transfers the same to the artificial lighting inside the terminal building.
The Skyscanner device has been installed on the roof to constantly check the current lighting conditions and send this information to the LITENET lighting management system, which in turn enable the best combination of artificial light and natural daylight – not only in terms of intensity, but also the light colour. This helps the client save up to 82% energy and create unparallel visitors’ experiences.
Notably in this terminal, the airport’s retail area lighting has been separated from the lighting control system, setting the space free to be dealt one-on-one basis. Each shop is managed individually through LITECOM, which allows the shop owners to adjust brightness levels and select lighting scenes according to their individual and specific needs and preference.
Safety through Emergency Service:
The terminal has been made equipped with a well-thought-out emergency lighting and a lighting control system from Zumtobel Group Services (ZGS). The Group has also commissioned retrofitting of emergency lighting systems in another area of the airport.
The ZGS emergency lighting system at the airport emerges as a true record-breaker especially when it turns out to be the largest eBox emergency lighting installation worldwide. With 32 eBox central emergency power supply devices, ZGS controls a total of 5,000 Zumtobel ONLITE escape sign luminaries.
The eBox devices also make sure that power is always provided. Adding to the operational efficiency, all 32 supply modules are made visible on a browser-based programme and can be managed easily from any computer.
Going forward, the client and the airport operator Avinor has additionally ensured legal compliance with all the rules and regulations by signing in the annual maintenance contract with ZGS. This agreement includes functional tests required by law, software updates and data storage, enabling ZGS to guarantee full system functionality all the times.
On securing the AMC of the project, Thomas Knoop, Executive Vice President of ZGS, opines that installation as a trend setter in the airport lighting arena as the customer expectations go beyond the illumination requirements to include complete solutions covering everything, from luminaires to controls and to maintenance services. “The latest request to update the emergency lighting system in Terminal 1 really confirms the success of our business model,” he says without concealing his excitements.
When it comes to advantage part, Oslo Airport benefits in several ways from the LED lighting solution. The luminaires designed, developed and installed are energy-efficient and are blessed with an extremely long life-span, compared to the other available lighting systems.
On completion of the project, Philip Widner, VP Sales, Northern Europe, Zumtobel Group, expresses his gratitude with these words that the company is proud to have supplied one of the most renowned and modern airports in Europe with its state-of-the-art lighting solutions. “The wide product portfolio of our brands made it possible to meet all of the requirements at Oslo airport and to deliver the perfect solution for a project of this size and complexity.”