SFO Cuts Ribbon on Modernised Jet Fuel Facility

San Francisco International Airport (SFO), SFO FUEL LLC and Burns & McDonnell have cut the ribbon on the airport’s modernised jet fuel storage facility.

The new jet fuel storage facility was designed and built by Burns & McDonnell on behalf of SFO FUEL, the airport’s fuel consortium for airlines.

SFO Fuel Facility
SFO) leaders joined SFO FUEL LLC airline partners and Burns & McDonnell project team members for a ribbon-cutting on 1 September

The site includes two new 90,000-barrel above-ground jet fuel tanks, a new pump pad, and facility control upgrades to provide increase storage and fuel delivery capacity.

The new pump pad will transfer jet fuel to the aircraft hydrant system at SFO, while the facility controls systems will provide enhanced safety and increased stability.

Diane Urdiales, senior manager for global sourcing at United Airlines and chair of SFO FUEL said:

“With the two new above-ground tanks and new pumping system, we have increased fuel storage capacity and we will significantly improve energy efficiency and operations here at SFO.”

Prior to designing the new facility, Burns & McDonnell worked with SFO FUEL to carry out a detailed analysis of the airport’s existing fuel station.

The study included a review of on-site and off-site storage options, as well as an evaluation of pipelines and local refineries. Construction then began in late 2017.

SFO Fuel Facility
The project includes two new 90,000-barrel above-ground jet fuel tanks, a new pump pad, and facility controls upgrades

The modernised fuel facility continues to accomodate sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) to support SFO’s ongoing initiatives to increase the use of SAF at the airport.

SFO Airport Director Ivar C. Satero said:

“SFO is leading the revolution to decarbonisation air travel. This effort requires deep investment in shared infrastructure, specifically prioritising robust fuel delivery and storage. The newly-upgraded facility at SFO offers our airport carriers the efficiency and resiliency we need to realise our vision for sustainable air transportation.”

Get your news featured on Airport Industry-News

Please fill in the contact form opposite. A member of the team will be in touch shortly.

    We'd love to send you the latest news and information from the world of Airport Industry-News. Please tick the box if you agree to receive them.

    For your peace of mind here is a link to our Privacy Policy.

    By submitting this form, you consent to allow Airport Industry-News to store and process this information.

    Follow Airport Industry-News on LinkedIn
    Follow Airport Industry-News on Twitter