CLH Aviation Ireland puts Dublin Airport’s first hydrant system into service

  • The company is making investments of 40 million euros to expand and improve the fuel storage terminal

CLH Aviation Ireland, a subsidiary company of CLH Aviation, has put the first hydrant system into service that is being built in Dublin airport, within the expansion and improvement project that it is carrying out in the fuel storage facility, after being awarded in a tender summoned by the DAA (Dublin Airport Authority) in 2016.

This new distribution network allows the underground transportation of Jet A1 from the storage terminal to aircraft supply points, which avoids the presence of road tankers on the airport platform and reinforces efficiency, security and sustainability in the entire process.

On behalf of the company, Ibon Ibarrola, CLH Aviation Ireland’s Terminal Manager, has thanked “the collaboration of all the teams involved in this process: contractors, consultants (RSP and eJet) and the airport’s managing body, DAA, who have made it possible for Dublin Airport and CLH Group to reach this milestone.

The airport’s Managing Director, Vincent Harrison, has highlighted the advantages of the new hydrant: “It reduces the time spent provisioning aircraft by half as well as decreasing the number of fuel supply vehicles on the aircraft platform by 50%”.

The inaugurated section permits Pier 4, located on Terminal 2 of the airport, to be supplied. In the next few months, new sections will be put into service in phases that will give service to the rest of the terminals.

This hydrant network is the sixth managed by CLH Aviation, following airports located in Madrid, Barcelona, Palma de Majorca, Malaga and Alicante.

As well as this distribution system, the company completed two new storage tanks, each with a 5,000 cubic metre capacity, and is finalising the construction of a third reservoir. New loading bays for refuelling units, buildings for offices and vehicle maintenance were also put into service. In total, the investments made for the expansion and improvement of the airport facility will be of more than 40 million euros.

Dublin Airport is the third most important airport in CLH Aviation, after Adolfo Suarez- Madrid Barajas and Barcelona- El Prat. During the first trimester of this year, it registered more than six million passengers, 4% more than the same period in 2017. Shortly, the airport will incorporate 14 different routes, with which its flight options will be offered in 195 destinations to 42 countries, operated by 56 airlines.

CLH Aviation Ireland

CLH Aviation Ireland Ltd. is an 100% subsidiary company of CLH Aviation which provides logistic services of reception, storage and Jet A1 shipping in Dublin Airport. The company operates the fuel storage facility in the airport under concession over the last 20 years after being awarded in a tender summoned by the DAA n 2016 and is also in charge of its remodelling.

In the next few months, CLH Aviation will also begin to supply fuel to five airports in Panama and operate its respective airport facilities after being awarded in a tender summoned by the country’s Port Authorities (AITSA). To carry out these operations, the company has created the new subsidiary company, CLH Panama.

About CLH

The CLH Group is a leading company in the transport and storage of petroleum products in the Spanish market. In our country, we count on a pipeline network of more than 4,000 kilometres long and 40 storage facilities, with an 8 million cubic metre capacity, as well as 28 airport facilities.

On an international level, the company is present in the UK through its subsidiary company CLH-PS, where it manages an infrastructure network formed by 2,000 kilometres of pipelines and 16 storage facilities, with a one-million cubic metre capacity.

In addition, CLH is also developing an important project in the Sultante of Oman, where alongside Orpic a society named OLC has been created which is building a pipeline and storage facility in this country.