The project involves the full redevelopment of the Aviation Fuel Farm at Dublin Airport for a major capacity increase and transfer of the facility from tanker-supply to fully piped. The work takes place in a fully live and operational compound, without disruption to tanker traffic, serving 600 flights per day. Kilwex is constructing the civil infrastructure for three storage tanks of 5,000 cubic metres each, office and service buildings, parking area, pumping stations, loading systems for into-plane units, miscellaneous piped and ducted services and boundary treatment.
This is an 8-phase contract involving the construction of a fuel pipeline and hydrant system extending from the landside Fuel Farm to airside boarding piers to facilitate into-plane operations. Civil works requires laying twin 400 mm diameter fuel lines and ducts for fibre optic services, through the existing land side road network, under airside aprons, stream crossings, in green areas between runway and taxiway and crossing taxiways and stands, along with large in-situ concrete chambers for various valve configurations, drainage points, air valves and communication chambers.