Located in the heart of Malaysia's Tech Valley, Safran's carbon brake plant has been equipping many Asian airline aircraft since 2017. WSP in France leveraged its skills in engineering and construction of high-tech industrial sites for this demanding project, which was completed in record time.
Aircraft carbon brake plant, Malaysia
Safran is the world leader in landing and braking systems for airplanes and helicopters, through its subsidiary Safran Landing System (formerly Messier-Bugatti-Dowty).
Malaysia, a promising player in the aviation industry when it comes to air traffic and industrial development, quickly became the preferred location for Safran Landing Systems' new production site.
In 2016, a new-generation carbon brake manufacturing plant was established in the Sendayan Tech Valley Industrial Zone.
Created to supply mainly on Asian airlines, this state-of-the-art industrial equipment, which is engineered, supplied and constructed by WSP in France, includes complete carbon braking systems.
Lighter than their steel counterparts, they were required to be installed on airliners at the end of the 1980s to improve economic performance.
The building has five specific departments: carbon fibre preforming; carbonization and densification by gaseous infiltration; carbon mould machining; disk protection by oxidation inhibition; and used heat sink reconditioning.
EPC contract together with Technip Group led by WSP France, included full design for civil, structure, firefighting and all utilities for the building itself and for all the process equipment (such as furnaces) : humidity control, electricity, gas production and distribution (natural gas, Nitrogen gas, Propane), compressed air production and distribution.
The first phase of the project was completed in 2014, just two years after the studies began, on time and on budget.