International petroleum and storage company CLH Group is to spend €5m to expand the capacity of its facilities at Zaragoza Airport in Spain.
The expansion works will see the company build three new aviation kerosene (JET-A1) storage tanks in one retention bund, bringing the total capacity of the facility to 1,560 m3. CLH Group will build a 400 m, 6 in diameter pipeline to connect the terminal directly to its La Muela-Zaragoza oil pipeline, which will improve fuel supply to the facilities and maximise efficiency.
The new facilities will include a new road tanker unloading area for external products, four automated road tanker loading racks, with three for JET-A1 and one for AVGAS, a new parking area for ten into-plane fuelling vehicles, and a multipurpose building with dedicated rooms for fire protection systems, electrical equipment, a control room, and changing rooms.
CLH says it will fit state-of-the-art safety and environmental protection systems, including a fire protection system, a hydrocarbon water treatment unit and new purge systems for product certification and quality control. A reception, pressure control and filtration area, ancillary piping installations, pumping stations, sectioning valves, cathodic protection stations and systems, communication systems and pipeline route markers will also be built.
Zaragoza Airport is a hub for long-haul aircraft and one of Spain’s largest cargo airports. CLH says the expanded facilities will allow it to meet increasing demand at the airport with more flexibility.