A new €40 million aviation fuel storage terminal has been opened at Dublin Airport.
The facility has six times the capacity of the original facility, with three new aviation fuel tanks capable of storing 15 million litres of fuel in total.
The project also includes connecting the fuel farm to a fuel hydrant system, which enables the fuel to be delivered directly into the aircraft via a hydrant dispenser that connects to a pit in the ground.
The new facility means that aircrafts can now be refuelled in less than half the time it took under the old system, and the number of fuel vehicles on the apron area has reduced by 50%.
The CLH Group was awarded the contract to design, finance, build, operate and transfer.
Vincent Harrison, Dublin Airport managing director, says: ‘The extra fuel storage capacity that this development brings is hugely welcome. The new fuel farm has brought significant efficiencies and benefits for our airline customers.’