Plans for airport expansion, including several new runways and taxiways, also created a need for the existing fuel facility to prepare for relocation.
In 2019, our team began design and construction of a two-phase program for the existing and future fuel facility. When completed in the summer of 2024, AUS will have a modern facility with more than two times its capacity and the capability to expand to meet demand beyond 2040.
The program required several unique solutions to address complex problems. A systematic construction phasing approach was implemented to maintain seamless continuous operation of the existing fuel facility and fuel supply to the airport. These included:
AUS Fuel Company LLC (AUS Fuel)
Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, Austin, Texas
Phase 1: Completed without interruption to ongoing airport fuel operations.
Upgraded and expanded offload capability to reduce daily operations from 23 hours per day to 10.5 hours per day.
New ground service equipment fueling capability, which increased safety while reducing environmental and supply risks.
Stormwater upgrades to bring the entire site up to new code requirements.
Generator and electrical upgrades.
Phase 2: Will expand current fuel capacity with a new fuel facility.
Two 1.6 million-gallon storage tanks, with space for two additional tanks.
Three truck offload positions.
A power distribution and controls center.
Two 16-inch underground transfer lines connecting the new storage facility with the existing operation and preparing for the future airport hydrant system.
All supporting structures, systems and infrastructure.