2,000 cubic metres of jet fuel per hour will be carried to Al Maktoum International through the pipeline serving the needs of the airport
ENOC Group's 16.2km jet fuel pipeline linking its storage terminals in Jebel Ali to Al Maktoum International Airport in Dubai South has now exceeded 20 percent, the oil and gas firm announced.
The pipeline is scheduled to be operational in the first quarter of 2020, in time for Dubai Expo 2020.
Upon completion, the pipeline will carry 2,000 cubic metres of jet fuel per hour to Al Maktoum International Airport and will help meet the demand for aviation services from a significant proportion of the international visitors to the Expo.
“The jet fuel pipeline connecting to Al Maktoum International Airport is one project that reiterates our commitment to elevate our country’s key infrastructure,” said Saif Humaid Al Falasi, Group CEO of ENOC.
“When completed, the pipeline will support the air traffic of more than 20 million tourists expected to visit Expo 2020 Dubai. We are on track to complete the entire project by the first quarter of 2020, just in time for the much-anticipated global event. The completion of the project will strengthen the supply of jet fuel to Al Maktoum International Airport and meet the needs of airlines connecting the city to the world.”
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 two jet fuel pipelines.