UAE: ENOC to construct 16km pipe extension to AMIA
ENOC currently is the biggest vendor at Dubai Airports and is committed to offer world-class energy solutions
Emirates National Oil Company (ENOC), with its subsidiary Horizon Terminals Ltd, will begin construction of the underground 16 km jet fuel pipeline expansion that links its storage space terminal in Jebel Ali with Al Maktoum International Airport in Dubai South, in Q4 2016.
Front End Engineering & Design (FEED) for the pipe expansion to Al Maktoum International Airport is currently in progress, and also is anticipated to come on-stream by the fourth quarter of 2018.
The 58 km pipeline connecting the storage space terminals in Jebel Ali with Dubai International Airport has actually been functional since March 2015 and also has a storage capability of 141,500 cubic metres for jet fuel supply to the Dubai International Airport.
"With its strategic location and flight terminal connection, Dubai's vision to end up being the Middle East aviation hub as well as leading business destination has currently been know," said Saif Humaid al Falasi, ENOC's group CEO.
"With the extension of 16 km to Al Maktoum International Airport, we anticipate strengthening this connection, along with powering towards the future of connection of this emirate," he added.
In terms of meeting energy demand, most Dubai International Airport's jet fuel supply can be fulfilled by Falcon pipeline, reported state news agency WAM.
After the finalisation of the extension to Al Maktoum International Airport, the pipe will certainly be able to satisfy 60% of Dubai Airport's combined need in 2050.
"Project Falcon is already providing reliable daily supply of jet fuel to Dubai International Airport, and will certainly do the exact same for Al Maktoum International Airport in the near future," claimed Al Falasi.