Dubai, UAE; November 09, 2015: Emirates National Oil Company (ENOC), through its subsidiary, Horizon Terminals Ltd, has announced the launch of Project Falcon, a 58 kilometres long jet fuel pipeline that links its storage terminal in Jebel Ali with Dubai International Airport (DXB). The pipeline also includes provisions for future needs of Al Maktoum International Airport.
The project was announced at a press conference held on the second day of Dubai Airshow 2015, in the presence of Saif Al Falasi, Group CEO, ENOC; Paul Griffiths, CEO of Dubai Airports; Zaid Alqufaidi, Managing Director, ENOC Marketing; and Yusr SultanAl Junaidy, Managing Director, Horizon Terminals.
The project, valued at approximately US$ 250 million, has state-of-the-art oil terminal facilities with storage capacity of 140,000 cubic metres. The facility also has a 850 cubic metres per hour pumping capacity which will ensure adequate Jet Fuel supply to the Dubai International Airport.
Saif Al Falasi, Group CEO, ENOC said: “The new jet fuel pipeline is part of our long-term investment strategy that is aligned with the broader vision of the Dubai Government to create a sustainable city that positions Dubai as a global hub and destination for travel, tourism, commerce, aviation, transport, construction and trade.”
The pipeline will help meet traffic demand at the Dubai International Airport and Al Maktoum International Airport which is forecasted to reach a total of 125 million passengers and more than five million tonnes of air freight in 2020’s.
The pumping capacity of the pipeline is 55 percent of the ultimate fuel demand of Dubai International Airport. The pipeline has the capabilities to pump to Fuel Farms at both airports. In the near future when pipeline extends to Al Maktoum International Airport, it will be able to meet 60% of Dubai Airports’ combined demand in 2050. The pipeline can also cater to other suppliers’ fuel requirements at the airport.
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