To support the extension and rehabilitation of the Ondjiva Airport, SMEC provided a range of services over several years.

These services included planning and design of airside and landside components, construction supervision and technical advice, materials investigations, pavement rehabilitation design and tender documentation.


The initial work including new terminal buildings, parking areas and security on the landside as well as the rehabilitation and extension of the main runway. Rehabilitation involved recycling the existing pavement using foamed bitumen and cement and a double layer asphalt surface with a Bitumen-rubber Stress Absorbing Membrane Interlayer (SAMI).  New link taxiways were provided as well as improved hard-standing and turning areas. In addition, shoulders and runway lighting and marking were provided throughout and a tower-air communication system was installed. The terminal building was then enlarged and the runway and taxiways widened to accommodate wide-bodied aircraft.


Objectives of the project are to:

  • Extend the main runway and provide linking taxiways
  • Rehabilitate the existing pavement
  • Allow the terminal building, runway and taxiways to accommodate wide-bodied aircraft.


Talk to one of our specialists about our role on the Ondjiva Airport Runway and Apron Extensions Project.