Dubai based Emirates National Oil Company (ENOC) Group, has recently awarded the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract for a 16.2km jet fuel pipeline, linking storage terminals in Jebel Ali with Al Maktoum International Airport.
It is expected that the construction of pipeline will be completed in 24 months and from the first quarter of 2020 it will get operational, ENOC said in a statement.
After completion the pipeline will be able to carry 2,000 cubic meters of jet fuel per hour to DWC.
Jet Fuel Pipeline links storage terminals in Jebel Ali with Al Maktoum International Airport.
Ultimately with an annual capacity exceeding 220 million passengers and 16 million tonnes of cargo, DWC is expected to become the world’s largest airport.
Saif Humaid Al Falasi, Group CEO of ENOC, said,“The jet fuel pipeline to DWC is a strategic infrastructure project that aligns with the growth vision of Dubai and supports the preparations for Expo 2020 Dubai. Set in the heart of the new aviation and logistics hub, Dubai South, the airport will serve as a global aviation centre, and we are setting the benchmark to offer jet fuel services to a large number of international carriers using the airport.”
“Awarding the construction contract is a milestone that underlines our commitment to fuel Dubai and the nation’s economic growth as it will play a vital role in meeting the growing need for aviation fuel seamlessly.”
Saeed Ahmad Mohd Saleh Albanna, chairman, Albanna Engineering, said, “we are proud to have won this challenging contract from ENOC.”
In order to be able to meet the demand for jet fuel at Dubai Airports until 2050, the pipeline will be equipped with safety features including a leak detection system, complete automation control and quality control.
ENOC is currently supplying jet fuel to Dubai International Airport using a 58km pipeline having a storage capacity of 141,500 cubic meters.
PC: Emirates National Oil Company (ENOC)