Dubai, United Arab Emirates: ENOC Group, through its subsidiary Horizon Terminals Ltd, awarded the Engineering, Procurement & Construction (EPC) contract for a 16.2-kilometre jet fuel pipeline that links its storage terminals in Jebel Ali with Al Maktoum International Airport (DWC) in Dubai South, to Dubai-based Albanna Engineering.
The construction of the pipeline is expected to be completed in 24 months and will be operational in the first quarter of 2020, in time for Expo 2020 Dubai. Upon completion, the pipeline will carry 2,000 cubic metres of jet fuel per hour to DWC, which is billed to be the world’s largest and will receive a significant share of international visitors to the Expo.
Eventually, DWC is expected to become the world’s largest airport with an annual capacity exceeding 220 million passengers and 16 million tonnes of cargo.
His Excellency Saif Humaid Al Falasi, Group CEO of ENOC, said: “The jet fuel pipeline to DWC is a strategic infrastructure project that aligns with the growth vision of Dubai and supports the preparations for Expo 2020 Dubai. Set in the heart of the new aviation and logistics hub, Dubai South, the airport will serve as a global aviation centre, and we are setting the benchmark to offer jet fuel services to a large number of international carriers using the airport.
“Awarding the construction contract is a milestone that underlines our commitment to fuel Dubai and the nation’s economic growth as it will play a vital role in meeting the growing need for aviation fuel seamlessly.”
Mr. Saeed Ahmad Mohd Saleh Albanna, Chairman, Albanna Engineering, commented: "We are proud to have won this challenging contract from ENOC. This award confirms our position as a regional leader in the pipeline construction sector in the UAE and affirms the leading role of Albanna Engineering in the hydrocarbon sector as an EPC contractor."”
Set to meet the demand for jet fuel at Dubai Airports up until 2050, the pipeline will be equipped with state-of-the-art safety features including a leak detection system, complete automation control and quality control, among others.
ENOC currently supplies jet fuel to Dubai International Airport through a 58-kilometre pipeline that has a storage capacity of 141,500 cubic metres.
About ENOC Group:
ENOC Group (Emirates National Oil Company) is a leading integrated international oil and gas player operating across the energy sector value chain. As a wholly owned entity of the Government of Dubai, and integral to the Emirate’s success, ENOC owns and operates assets in the fields of exploration & production, supply & operations, terminals, fuel retail, aviation fuel and petroleum products for commercial & industrial use. The Group’s general business operations include automotive services, non-fuel F&B retail and fabrication services. Servicing thousands of customers in over 60 markets, the Group employs a workforce of over 10,000 employees and is deploying its world-class customer service, latest innovations and technologies and best practices to empower the UAE’s social and economic development. For further information, please visit: www.enoc.com
About Albanna Engineering:
Established in the year 1984 in the United Arab Emirates, Albanna Engineering provides EPC Contracting services in the Oil & Gas, Petrochemical, Ports, Aluminium Smelters, Refineries and other commercial Sectors. Albanna Engineering has rapidly developed along the growth of United Arab Emirates and shaped itself as a leading EPC contractor in the United Arab Emirates. We successfully deliver EPC projects in the hydrocarbon sector and offer a wide range of contracting services, employing a workforce of over 1000 workers of various nationalities. For further information, please visit: www.albannaengineering.com
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