International Aviation Projects
Vancouver Airport Fuel Delivery Project, British Columbia, Canada
Marine Terminal, Fuel Receiving Facilities and Fuel Delivery Pipeline
Argus Consulting is providing design, consulting and construction services for the Vancouver Airport Fuel Delivery Project (VAFDP), which features a new marine terminal and fuel receiving facilities for the Vancouver Airport Fuel Facilities Corporation. VAFFC has purchased a waterfront property on the south arm of the Fraser River. The VAFFC’s intent is to construct a deep sea vessel unloading facility, fuel storage tanks for receiving aviation fuel from the vessels, and a pipeline to existing storage facilities at the Vancouver International Airport (YVR). The system will be designed to handle 100 percent of future deliveries of aviation fuel for its member airlines operating at the airport. The VAFDP is divided into four major components: the marine terminal and ship offloading system, the new jet-fuel receiving facility, the underground delivery pipeline to Tank Farm 2 (TF-2) at YVR, and upgrades to TF-2.
The new Tank Farm O (TF-0) includes the transfer pipeline from the marine terminal and inbound filtration and treatment system, six 88,000 BBL aboveground API 650 storage tanks with foundations, liner and containment dyke, containment and drainage control systems, outbound pump and filtration system, fire suppression systems, Automated Programmable Logic Control (PLC), fire water and surveillance systems, operations buildings and the access road, parking and pavement. A single pipeline will connect TF-0 to the existing fuel storage facilities at TF-2, approximately six miles away.
Upgrades to TF-2 include an inbound receiving and filtration system, PLC and controls integration with TF-0, new outbound pump and filtration system, extension of the existing utilities, relocation of the leak detection system, and a new operations building and motor control center.
(BOG) Bogota El Dorado International Airport, Colombia
Fuel Storage Facility and Hydrant System Design and Construction Follow-on
To accommodate increasing traffic, Bogota Eldorado International Airport in Colombia is developing a new aircraft fuel receiving, storage and distribution facility and several aircraft hydrant fueling systems.
Argus is currently the Engineer-of-Record for the planning, programming, design, equipment procurement and construction administration of this expansion project. The 8,000 gpm hydrant system will serve 35 contact gates, 25 cargo gates and 25 remote parking positions. The new fuel storage depot will have three 25,000-barrel jet fuel storage tanks with potential to add three more tanks as needed. The facility is being designed to receive jet fuel via pipeline and transport truck. A dual parallel 16-inch transfer piping system approximately 10,000 feet in length will connect the depot to the Passenger and Cargo Terminal Complex.
An integral component of a major airport redevelopment program for the Columbian capital city, this new aircraft fuel storage facility and hydrant systems will provide hydrant fueling capabilities for 83 aircraft gate positions.
(PTY) Hydrant Pit Modifications Panamá Tocumen International Airport, Panamá
Argus Consulting teamed with ASIG Panama to provide mechanical and civil engineering services for the installation and relocation of hydrant pits along with other system modifications at aircraft parking positions in two satellite concourses at Tocumen International Airport. Hydrant valves and pits no longer needed were removed and capped. This project also included the installation of 12” carrier pipe, tie-in connections and a high-point vent pit.
(PTY) Fuel Storage and Hydrant System Concept Report Tocumen International Airport, Panamá
Argus Consulting prepared a concept report for a new aircraft hydrant fueling system to serve future Passenger Terminal Expansion Program considerations at PTY. The hydrant system tasks included determining peak system simultaneous demands, analyzing system capacities and addressing multiple piping system layout configurations. Considerations were given to the size and routing of a new fuel distribution piping system that would connect the new hydrant systems to the existing fuel storage facility. To complete the overall jet fuel expansion program, a site inspection and capability evaluation of the existing fuel storage facility was conducted. Through this effort, conceptual documents were prepared to address additional jet fuel storage tanks, a new transport truck unloading station, a new hydrant system pumping and filtration station and new electrical power and controls systems.
(UIO) Aircraft Fuel Storage Facility Quito International Airport, Ecuador
Fuel Storage Facility Design and Construction Follow-On
Argus Consulting teamed with Allied Aviation to design and construction administration for a new aircraft fuel storage facility at the new Quito International Airport in Ecuador. The facility is a green field site with three 10,000 bbl Jet-A API 650 tanks, three 15,000 gallon horizontal tanks with skid mounted bulk loading and unloading equipment for Avgas, Mogas and Diesel. The facility is be equipped with two landside unloading positions, three airside loading positions, fifteen refueler parking locations, and an Administrative, Operations and Maintenance Building.
Old Crow Airport, Yukon YOC Fuel System Analysis
Yukon YOC Fuel System Analysis
Argus Consulting, as a subconsultant to EBA, provided an analysis of a fuel system within the community of 167 people. Old Crow is located in northern Yukon and is only accessible via aircraft. Hence, all fuel including heating oil, low sulfur diesel, unleaded gasoline, Avgas, and Jet-A are all provided via aircraft delivery. This project first reviewed all the fuel storage tanks within the community and the consumption. Argus prepared a report to present options to develop a new centralized fuel depot with additional fuel storage tanks and new unloading pumps, filters, and refueler loading equipment and dispensing for the various fuels. This design project was accepted and Argus is currently designing the new centralized fuel depot consisting of 16 total tanks, five separate unloading systems, one bulk loading system, and four dispensing systems. New equipment is being designed to be transported via C-130 Hercules aircraft.