RPS Procures New Aviation Fuel Storage Capacity at Dublin Airport

23.06.16

Dublin Airport has shown significant growth in passenger numbers in recent years, with a 15% increase in 2015 translating to 25 million passengers passing through its portals. As a consequence, additional aviation fuel storage facilities are now required.

Dublin Airport Authority (daa) and Spanish aviation fuel specialists, CLH, have announced a project to redevelop the existing fuelling facilities at Dublin Airport and extend the fuelling network across the airport apron to ultimately provide direct fuelling facilities at each of the operating piers of the airport.

CLH’s appointment on a 20-year concession to Design, Finance, Build, Operate and Transfer (DFBOT) contract for the redevelopment of the existing facilities and the new infrastructure works follows an 18-month procurement process developed and managed by RPS and their aviation fuel expert partner, eJet International Ltd., based in Exeter, in tandem with daa and their legal advisers, Arthur Cox.

The existing capacity of the three-tank fuel farm will be increased by a factor of six, to 15,000m³, with the construction of three new tanks while two of the original three tanks will be refurbished to provide water storage for firefighting and a separate facility for the storage of foam will be developed. New building works within the fuel farm will include a new vehicle service building and new premises for the operators of the fuelling facilities and the into-plane agents who are responsible for the physical delivery of fuel to the aircraft from the fuel farm.

Following this announcement, CLH will embark on the detailed design of the new facilities in accordance with specification and design code guidelines specified by RPS / eJet with construction expected to last between 2 and 2½ years. RPS and eJet will provide a design review and construction inspection regime for the design and build phase of the project respectively and will report to daa on the progress of the works.

Dublin Airport has shown significant growth in passenger numbers in recent years, with a 15% increase in 2015 translating to 25 million passengers passing through its portals. As a consequence, additional aviation fuel storage facilities are now required.

Dublin Airport Authority (daa) and Spanish aviation fuel specialists, CLH, have announced a project to redevelop the existing fuelling facilities at Dublin Airport and extend the fuelling network across the airport apron to ultimately provide direct fuelling facilities at each of the operating piers of the airport.

CLH’s appointment on a 20-year concession to Design, Finance, Build, Operate and Transfer (DFBOT) contract for the redevelopment of the existing facilities and the new infrastructure works follows an 18-month procurement process developed and managed by RPS and their aviation fuel expert partner, eJet International Ltd., based in Exeter, in tandem with daa and their legal advisers, Arthur Cox.

The existing capacity of the three-tank fuel farm will be increased by a factor of six, to 15,000m³, with the construction of three new tanks while two of the original three tanks will be refurbished to provide water storage for firefighting and a separate facility for the storage of foam will be developed. New building works within the fuel farm will include a new vehicle service building and new premises for the operators of the fuelling facilities and the into-plane agents who are responsible for the physical delivery of fuel to the aircraft from the fuel farm.

Following this announcement, CLH will embark on the detailed design of the new facilities in accordance with specification and design code guidelines specified by RPS / eJet with construction expected to last between 2 and 2½ years. RPS and eJet will provide a design review and construction inspection regime for the design and build phase of the project respectively and will report to daa on the progress of the works.