Visaka Industries Provides Its Innovative Solution ATUM for Air India SATS’s Walkway
Visaka Industries Limited, one of India’s leading manufacturers delivering innovative and sustainable products for construction and textile industries globally, today announced that it has provided its innovative solution ATUM to Air India SATS Airports Services Private Limited (AISATS), a leading gateway services and food solutions provider in Asia, for building a sustainable off-grid air-conditioned walkways. ATUM walkway will provide a superior level of comfort to all the customers with smooth access for people with reduced mobility while they board the aircraft.
ATUM is an integrated solar rooﬁng system that serves all the functions of a traditional roof whilst giving 20% more output than conventional solar panels. It has integrated solar panels with a fibre cement base made of Vnext boards that regulates temperature with higher efficiency.
AISATS ATUM walkways consist of eight ATUM panels of 2.5 kW that charges four batteries of 150 Ah each. This off-grid solution can work up to six hours with-holding a weight of over 300kgs on the roof, and powers two air conditioners of 0.75 tons each. This fire-resistant and shockproof walkway can also withstand winds up to 200 kilometres per hour, which was one of the topmost requirements of Air India SATS that the walkway survives varying wind conditions at the apron.
Vamsi Gaddam, Joint Managing Director of Visaka Industries, said, “We at Visaka strive to provide valuable and sustainable solutions to our clients. ATUM walkways are a testimony of the same. We are excited to collaborate with AISTATS to showcase our ATUM walkways which are innovative in its own offering. ATUM will be an essential roofing solution in the near future for any application that require power and a roof! With ATUM being used extensively as a roofing solution for industrial, commercial and residential applications – We can soon make the Solar dream a reality!”
“As an environmental conscious organisation, AISATS is constantly looking for innovative solutions that will aid our green journey. We are delighted to partner with Visaka Industries to pioneer India’s first integrated hybrid solar roofing system for a sustainable off-grid air-conditioned ramp walkway at our Hyderabad station. Once implemented, this unique ramp will provide an enhanced level of comfort and ease to all our customers with smooth access for People with Reduced Mobility while boarding an aircraft. Just as importantly, we will be saving a considerable amount of energy. We hope to replicate this in other airports in the Country and will continue to focus on balancing our demand for energy by looking for renewable alternatives to operate our business,” said Ramanathan Rajamani, CEO, AISATS.
Visaka Industries will continue to redefine the construction space with Vnext, an eco-friendly and durable range of products such as Vnext board, Vpremium boards, Vpremium planks, Vinfill, which substitute plywood and gypsum and ATUM. Through the use of its innovative and sustainable products, Visaka has been able to save 4,00,00 trees from being cut and 43 million PET bottles from being dumped by recycling them.