Dubai's Albanna wins EPC deal to build ENOC's 16km fuel pipeline to DWC
The jet fuel pipeline will link ENOC Group's storage terminals in Jebel Ali to the Al Maktoum International Airport (DWC) in Dubai South
Dubai-based Albanna Engineering has been awarded an engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contract by a subsidiary of ENOC Group.
Horizon Terminals, a part of ENOC Group, has awarded Albanna the EPC contract to develop a 16.2km jet fuel pipeline in Dubai.
The pipeline will link ENOC Group's storage terminals in Jebel Ali to the Al Maktoum International Airport (DWC) in Dubai South.
Construction works for the pipeline are due to be completed in 24 months, with operational commencement scheduled for Q1 2020, in time for Expo 2020 Dubai.
Safety features, such as a leak detection system and full automation control, will be developed as part of the project.
Upon completion, the pipeline will carry 2,000m3 of jet fuel per hour to DWC, which is expected to transport a significant share of Expo 2020 Dubai's international visitors.
ENOC currently supplies jet fuel to Dubai International Airport through a 58km pipeline that has a storage capacity of 141,500m3.
Commenting on the contract, Saif Humaid Al Falasi, group chief executive officer 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.
"We are setting the benchmark to offer jet fuel services to a large number of international carriers using the [DWC] airport."
Saeed Ahmad Mohd Saleh Albanna, chairman of Albanna Engineering, added: "We are proud to have won this challenging contract from ENOC.
"This award reaffirms the leading role of Albanna Engineering in the hydrocarbon sector as an EPC contractor," he added, according to WAM.