Abu Dhabi Airports sign deal with ADNOC
A new deal will see ADNOC Distribution provide fuel related services to three Abu Dhabi airports for the next two decades.
Abu Dhabi Airports have signed an agreement with ADNOC Distribution to support Abu Dhabi International Airport’s (AUH) growth beyond the opening of the Midfield Terminal and well into the future.
The fuel services agreement will secure the provision of fuel related services at 3 of its airports, Abu Dhabi International, Al Ain International and Al Bateen Executive, for the next 20 years.
In line with the development of the Midfield Terminal Complex, both Abu Dhabi Airports and ADNOC Distribution through this agreement will work in close collaboration to develop the support infrastructure necessary to enhance both existing and new fuel supply capacity, supporting the growth of the aviation sector in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi.
Abu Dhabi Airports and ADNOC Distribution will invest in the development of a new fuel hydrant system – which is the distribution pipeline network connecting the fuel farm to the fuel distribution points- supporting the MTC as well as a new state of the art Fuel Farm.
These developments will service both the new MTC as well as existing terminals delivering an increase in fuel storage capacity of 130 million litres, and an improvement in the management of fuel reserves through the latest technological advances, ultimately reducing operating cost. Stretching over 20 km, the new hydrant system will serve up to 130 aircraft stands on the ground.
The investment by both Abu Dhabi Airports and ADNOC Distribution includes; Delivery of a new hydrant system from both the existing and new fuel farm to 130 aircraft parking stands.
It also includes delivery of a new fuel farm increasing Abu Dhabi Airports capacity in terms of storage from 47 million litres to 130 million litres and the upgrade of the fuel pipeline from the Abu Dhabi and Ruwais refineries to the Airport.
Abu Dhabi International Airport will receive fuel via three pipelines from both the Abu Dhabi refinery and the Ruwais refinery ensuring that backup supplies will be available in the event of planned and unplanned maintenance, providing undisrupted services to the Airport.
H.E Ali Majed Al Mansoori, Chairman of Abu Dhabi Airports, says their airports are undergoing many significant operational upgrades beyond terminal development which, whilst not being 100 per cent visible to the passenger, are all designed to ensure that the travel experience through Abu Dhabi is one of the best in the world.
“As we expand our capacity, we are pleased that a key partner such as ADNOC Distribution is onboard in our mission to achieve this objective.”