ENOC Group awards EPC contract for jet fuel pipeline to Al Maktoum International Airport


  • 2 km pipeline extension contract awarded to Albanna Engineering
  • Upon completion of the pipeline, ENOC will be able to meet 60 per cent of Dubai Airport’s combined demand in 2050

ENOC Group, through its subsidiary Horizon Terminals Ltd, awarded the Engineering, Procurement & Construction (EPC) contract for a 16.2-kilometre jet fuel pipeline that links its storage terminals in Jebel Ali with Al Maktoum International Airport (DWC) in Dubai South, to Dubai-based Albanna Engineering.

The construction of the pipeline is expected to be completed in 24 months and will be operational in the first quarter of 2020, in time for Expo 2020 Dubai. Upon completion, the pipeline will carry 2,000 cubic metres of jet fuel per hour to DWC, which is billed to be the world’s largest and will receive a significant share of international visitors to the Expo.

Eventually, DWC is expected to become the world’s largest airport with an annual capacity exceeding 220 million passengers and 16 million tonnes of cargo.

His Excellency Saif Humaid Al Falasi, Group CEO of ENOC, said: “The jet fuel pipeline to DWC is a strategic infrastructure project that aligns with the growth vision of Dubai and supports the preparations for Expo 2020 Dubai. Set in the heart of the new aviation and logistics hub, Dubai South, the airport will serve as a global aviation centre, and we are setting the benchmark to offer jet fuel services to a large number of international carriers using the airport.

“Awarding the construction contract is a milestone that underlines our commitment to fuel Dubai and the nation’s economic growth as it will play a vital role in meeting the growing need for aviation fuel seamlessly.”

Mr. Saeed Ahmad Mohd Saleh Albanna, Chairman, Albanna Engineering, commented: “We are proud to have won this challenging contract from ENOC. This award confirms our position as a regional leader in the pipeline construction sector in the UAE and affirms the leading role of Albanna Engineering in the hydrocarbon sector as an EPC contractor.””

Set to meet the demand for jet fuel at Dubai Airports up until 2050, the pipeline will be equipped with state-of-the-art safety features including a leak detection system, complete automation control and quality control, among others.

ENOC currently supplies jet fuel to Dubai International Airport through a 58-kilometre pipeline that has a storage capacity of 141,500 cubic metres.

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