- Jet Fuel Storage Tanks
Our team designed and constructed four additional 60,000-barrel jet fuel storage tanks to support the increased fuel throughput at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). Upon completion, the airport had more fuel throughput than any other airport in the United States. With the opening of the Midfield Satellite Concourse in fall 2020, the available fuel would have dropped to dangerously low levels. These new tanks provide necessary storage to allow the airport to continue growth without the concern of running out of fuel.
These new tanks were built within a tight layout without impacting existing airport operations. The area had two existing tanks, and we worked to maintain the secondary containment system to prevent having to remove these tanks from service during the additions.
Midproject, the client asked if we could turn over the tanks one at a time to provide them with additional fuel storage during the busy summer travel season. By using detailed project controls, we were able to reconfigure the work process to turn over the first tank almost a full two months before our planned completion. Subsequent tanks followed every few weeks until substantial completion.
The project was completed seamlessly, without a single unplanned outage to the existing system. All coordination with the airport, adjacent tenants and code officials was handled by our team. As we approached the end of the project, capital projects such as road lighting and repaving the fuel facility were added to the initiative. Even with these additions, the project was completed on time and under budget.
- Design-build project delivery
- Programmable logic controls (PLC) upgrades
- Permitting support