Emirates National Oil Company (Enoc) announced on Monday the launching of a pipeline to fuel aviation growth at Dubai airports, reported Khaleej Times.
The so-called Project Falcon is a 58-kilometres long jet fuel pipeline that links its storage terminal in Jebel Ali with Dubai International Airport (DXB), valued at approximately $250m.
The pipeline also includes provisions for future needs of Al Maktoum International Airport. The project is under the control of Enoc’s subsidiary, Horizon Terminals Ltd.
The project enjoys a state-of-the-art oil terminal facilities with storage capacity of 140,000 cubic metres with a 850 cubic metres per hour pumping capacity
According to Aviation Business, the pumping capacity of the pipeline will cover 55% of the ultimate fuel demand of Dubai International Airport.
The pipeline has the capabilities to pump to fuel farms at both airports and when extended to Al Maktoum it will be able to meet 60% of Dubai Airports’ combined demand in 2050.
Saif Al Falasi, Group CEO, Enoc said: “The new jet fuel pipeline is part of our long-term investment strategy that is aligned with the broader vision of the Dubai Government to create a sustainable city that positions Dubai as a global hub and destination for travel, tourism, commerce, aviation, transport, construction and trade.”