Thursday 27 October 2016

Spanish firm wins contract to boost airport fuel capacity

Published 06/04/2016 | 02:30

Dublin Airport oil terminal
Dublin Airport oil terminal

SPAIN'S CLH Group has been awarded the contract to design, finance, build, operate and transfer (DFBOT) the aviation fuel storage facility at Dublin Airport.

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CLH Group is investing €40m to ultimately boost the existing aviation fuel capacity six-fold.

Three additional tanks capable of storing 15,000,000 litres of aviation fuel in total - equivalent to the capacity of six Olympic-sized pools - will be built.

The three-year project, starting this May, includes the commissioning of a fuel hydrant system around Pier 4 at the end of T2 and the building of fuel hydrant systems to other airport piers.

The current 5.3-acre aviation fuel facility is over 44 years old. CLH Group will manage the aviation fuel storage under a concession arrangement for 20 years.

"This significant upgrading of the aviation fuel facility is important for the airport and our airline customers in particular," said Dublin Airport managing director Vincent Harrison. "We are building resilience, extra capacity and efficiency into our aviation fuel storage facility and future proofing it as passenger numbers continue to grow."

Irish Independent

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