Contractors working on the prestigious Muscat International Airport project in Oman approached Gorter Hatches Pty Ltd for a roof access solution that would address safety concerns as well as provide sound reduction in the building.

The Muscat airport development is the largest project in the history of Oman. The airport consists of large open spaces with widespread use of glass giving the building a distinctive look.

The contractors sought a solution for safe access to the roof area – the solution also needed to keep the sound out. Since noise can enter through the roof of the building, Gorter roof hatches were used as a sound-deadening building material along with other products.

Gorter’s aluminium roof hatches that can achieve sound reduction (EN-ISO140-3) of 26 dB were supplied for the Muscat airport project.

All Gorter roof hatches and combinations are safety tested to the most stringent EN standards and are supplied where appropriate with a TÜV NORD certificate, Aboma safety mark and KOMO® certificate. Gorter hatches incorporate a safety handrail in a yellow finish to provide a secure grip when accessing or exiting the roof area. The roof hatch also features automatic locking in the open position, preventing it from slamming down accidentally.