eJet was awarded this project in October 2015, comprising the development of a new fuel farm at Luxembourg Airport, connected to the NATO CEPS pipeline system for Aviation Fuel receipts.
A major part of the airport’s activities is air cargo, with one of the world’s major cargo airlines operating from LUX as its home base. In view of this, it is proposed that a hydrant system will be installed to serve an expanded cargo apron. Accordingly, an early deliverable has been a comprehensive techno-commercial feasibility study for the proposed hydrant system as a decision tool to aid the Client.
Underpinning the expansion of the Aviation Fuel facilities will be a change to the fuel operation – at present the operation is a joint one comprising the airport, the home-based carrier and a third party service provider. It is proposed that this will change to a third party service provider venture, and in view of the fact that the facilities will be new, it is proposed to procure the service provider under a similar DFBOT concession arrangement as was implemented in Dublin (please refer to Section 2.1.2 below). eJet’s credentials from Dublin and unique expertise are of course very relevant to this assignment.
One other key objective is that Open Access fuel supply will apply. However there will be specific differences compared with Dublin given that Luxembourg Findel Airport is supplied in the main by a spur from the NATO CEPS system, which operates as a pan-European aviation fuel banking system.
In September 2016 eJet was awarded a further contract to carry out the design, engineering, long-lead time materials specification, construction contract tendering for the Aviation Fuel hydrant system for 4 new Code F aircraft parking stands on an extension of the cargo apron. The assignment was awarded because works to expand the cargo apron are on-going and it is vital that the hydrant system is safeguarded prior to the DFBOT concessionaire being appointed.