Enoc announces fuel pipeline to meet aviation demand

Enoc announces fuel pipeline to meet aviation demand

Dubai - The project has state-of-the-art oil terminal facilities with storage capacity of 140,000 cubic metres.



By Abdul Basit

Published: Mon 9 Nov 2015, 11:14 AM

Last updated: Mon 9 Nov 2015, 1:19 PM

Emirates National Oil Company (Enoc) on Monday announced a pipeline to fuel aviation growth at Dubai airports. 
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 Al Junaidy, Managing Director, Horizon Terminals. 
The project, valued at approximately $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 forecast to reach a total of 125 million passengers and more than five million tonnes of air freight in 2020s.
abdulbasit@khaleejtimes.com


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