Middle Eastern jet fuel pipeline progresses

A leading oil and gas company has completed more than 20 per cent of a new pipeline in Dubai.

Emirates National Oil Company (ENOC), owned by the Dubai Government, announced construction on the 16.2 km pipeline was more than 20 per cent complete.

The pipeline links ENOC’s storage terminals in Jebel Ali to Al Maktoum International Airport, Dubai South.

ENOC currently supplies jet fuel to Dubai International Airport through two jet fuel pipelines.

Once completed, the new pipeline will carry 2,000 m3/h of jet fuel to the airport; it is scheduled to be operational in the first quarter of 2020, in time for Dubai Expo 2020.

“We are committed to contribute to the long term socio-economic growth of Dubai and the UAE,” said ENOC CEO Saif Humaid Al Falasi.

“The jet fuel pipeline connecting to Al Maktoum International Airport is one project that reiterates our commitment to elevate our country’s key infrastructure.

“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.”

The pipeline will be equipped with state-of-the-art safety features, including a leak detection system, complete automation control and quality control.

For more information visit the ENOC website.

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