The Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (Adnoc) has opened a key aviation fuel facility at Abu Dhabi International Airport built at a total investment of Dh750 million ($204.19 million), said a report.
The North Depot will provide up to 6.5 million litres of fuel per hour through a battery of 24 pumps controlled by a basic process control system with sophisticated gauging mechanisms to monitor the level of fuel in the depot’s tanks. As a result, the facility will be capable of fuelling more than 100 aircraft simultaneously, reported state news agency Wam.
The opening ceremony was hosted by Abdulla Salem Al Dhaheri, director of marketing, sales and trading for Adnoc, and Saeed Mubarak Al Rashdi, acting chief executive officer of Adnoc Distribution in the presence of senior government officials.
Al Dhaheri said that the opening of the facility at Abu Dhabi International Airport’s new Midfield Terminal represents the latest stage in our growth and expansion strategy to meet the needs of aviation customers.
The North Depot has been set up to meet an anticipated significant increase in demand for aviation fuel from Etihad Airways and its associated airlines, said the report.
With a fuel storage capacity of 96 million litres, it will be the airport’s exclusive provider of Jet A1, a fuel manufactured to meet the most stringent standards and specifications as recognised by its international validation, it added.