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MIAA announces completion of NAIA 3’s electrical system upgrades

Eric Castro Ines
GM Ines announces conclusion of electrical system upgrade at NAIA 3. (JERRY S. TAN)

GENERAL manager Eric Ines of the Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) announced the completion of the second phase of the series of scheduled electrical system upgrades at Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal 3, which had been running since April 2 last month until May 28, 2024.

This, he said. allowed MIAA to conclude the processes of replacement of deteriorated medium-voltage switchgear components across eight different electrical substations within Terminal 3.

According to Ines, the final segment of power-related maintenance activity began at 12:01 a.m. and was concluded at 3:00 a.m. on Monday, May 28.

“Similar to the previous works, MIAA’s generator sets provided power to the Terminal giving priority to critical equipment and facilities to ensure continuous passenger processing and uninterrupted flight operations,” Ines said.

There was however observable lack in lighting in some parts of the terminal, particularly the curbsides, hallways and roadways, for which Ines has already instructed the MIAA’s Engineering personnel to look into, since these should have been powered up by the generator sets.

“These electrical upgrades are important to us, and we are very happy with the conclusion, as it guarantees a more dependable electrical system for the Terminal. We are however mindful of some issues in a specific area of the terminal as a result of this upgrade and we will continue to work on these until they are fully resolved. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused and appreciate everyone’s patience and understanding during this time,” Ines stated.

Itchie G. Cabayan
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