BIA fuel farm project inaugurated

Oil and Environment Minister and Special Envoy for Climate Affairs Dr Mohammed Bin Daina yesterday inaugurated the fuel farm project at Bahrain International Airport (BIA).

The inauguration ceremony, held under the patronage of the minister, was attended by Bapco Energies group chief executive Mark Thomas, Bahrain Airport Company CEO Mohamed Yousif Al Binfalah and other officials from partner companies.

The minister affirmed that the current development in implementing economic projects contributed to achieving the objectives of the comprehensive development process led by His Majesty King Hamad and reflected the directives of His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Crown Prince and Prime Minister.

The minister welcomed the modernisation of services, oil facilities and infrastructure in BIA utilising advanced and efficient technology that is compliant with environmental standards and international health and safety measures.

The new project enhances Bahrain’s global position as a main hub for jet fuel services, the minister said, noting that the fuel farm was equipped with the latest technology, a network of underground pipelines and advanced storage facilities, which will contribute to operational efficiency, reducing environmental impact and offering world class services that target sustainable economic growth.

Dr Bin Dainah said the project came to meet the increase in demand on jet fuel as the global aviation sector recovers its levels of activity following the Covid-19 pandemic.

He said the 77,000 square metre fuel farm, with a fuel capacity of 30,000 cubic metres, was expected to add value by streamlining jet fuel supply and maintenance operations at BIA.




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