Engineering


Skytanking has an expert engineering team based in Brussels that always works from the operator’s perspective. We can assist airports, airlines and oil companies with fuel facility engineering from concept to start-up:

  • Design concept
  • Project management and construction supervision
  • Design engineering
  • Commissioning and start-up

Engineering and consultancy experience

Engineering and/or Project Management

Hydrant Refuelling System, Brussels Airport, Belgium

1995 Installation of a fibre optic communication network for process control purposes between main computer & remote I/O stations.
1997 Installation of electronic driven motor starters on 8 hydrant pumps
2000-2001 Installation of a 250 kW frequency controlled pump-motor unit
2003-2007 Renewal of the automation system, process control and emergency shut-down systems
2008 Feasibility study and design concept for the extension of the hydrant system to the cargo area
2008-2009 Automation of the foam injection of the firefighting system
2009-2010 Modification of the hydrant system due to construction underground train tunnel through the airport
2010-2012 Detailed design of several safety upgrades
2012 Modification hydrant system Concourse B
2012 Feasibility study relocation valve chamber
2012 Review feasibility study for extension of hydrant to cargo area
2012-2013 Extension hydrant system Concourse A
2014-2015 Refurbishing of imploded storage tank of 5.000 m³
2016 Replacement fire engines and obsolete parts electrical system
2017 Installation of flame arresters and vacuum detection on storage tanks + Hydrant modification for A380

Liège Airport, Belgium

1995-1997 Design and construction of a new fuel facility
2002-2007 Design and construction of extra tanks (3 x 1.760 m³ tanks)
2004-2011 Design & construction of a fuel hydrant system (different phases)
2011-2014 Study for upgrade of flow rate capacity of the supply pipeline
2014 Design for additional storage capacity
2014 Hydraulic study and concept layout new jet fuel train unloading connected to existing supply pipeline of airport
2015 Re-routing supply pipeline airport due to construction train station
2016-today Refurbishing receiving pipeline - elimination of the weld + end and the vulnerable zones
2017-today Design and construction of fuel hydrant extension

Findel Airport, Luxembourg

1997 Installation of an automated tank gauging & SCADA system
1998 Installation of a refueller test stand
1999-2000 Review and renewal of the electrical & automation system
2001 Preliminary design concept - new fuel facility
2002 Construction of a self-service installation for AVGAS
2004-2008 Retrofit of the existing fuel facility based on investment plan (risk analysis)
2008-2016 Retrofit of the existing fuel facility based on operational risk & safety assessment
2011-2012 Basic design concept - new fuel facility
2014-today Retrofit of the existing fuel facility based on new environmental legislation

Olympic Fuel Company, Athens Airport, Greece

1996 Design concept review - hydrant system lay-out and pipe sizing
1998 Design concept - fuel facility lay-out
1998-1999 Design concept - automation system

Quito International Airport, Quito, Ecuador

2008 Feasibility study - design concept - hydrant system and fuel facility

Napels Airport, Napels, Italy

2005 Design concept review - fuel facility
2016 Final study for refurbishment existing airport supply pipeline

Leipzig Airport, Leipzig, Germany

2006-2007 Design concept - fuel facility

Bangalore International Airport, Bangalore, India

2005-2006 Design concept and construction supervision - fuel storage and hydrant feeder lines
2005-2006 Design concept review - hydrant system
2007 Design concept - hydrant extension
2011-2012 Design concept review and construction supervision - west side I and II extension hydrant
2012 Design concept review - east side I extension hydrant
2017-today Design and construction follow-up - west side III extension hydrant
2017 Design concept east side II extension hydrant
2017 Design concept T2 terminal hydrant extension

Larnaca Airport, Larnaca, Cyprus

2006-2007 Feasibility study - design concept - FEED design hydrant system

Tirana Airport, Tirana, Albania

2007 Design concept - fuel facility

Tan Son Nhat International Airport, HCMC, Vietnam

2009-2011 Feasibility study - design concept – FEED design – fuel facility – refurbishing and integration of existing hydrant system
2015 Elaboration of maintenance records for new fuel facility and integrated hydrant system + training of staff

King Shaka International Airport, Durban, South Africa

2010-2012 Review condition of new fuel facility and hydrant system
2012-2014 Remediation works fuel facility and hydrant system

Makassar International Airport, Makassar, Indonesia

2010-2012 Design review, automation philosophy, commissioning assistance - fuel facility
2012 Scheme design - hydrant system

Warsaw Airport, Warsaw, Poland

2012 Design concept – fuel facility

Nice Côte d’Azur Airport, Nice, France

2012-2015 Design new fuel facility at Nice Côte d’Azur Airport
(3 x 1.800 m³ tanks)

Lyon Saint-Exupéry Airport, Lyon, France

2013 Design concept new fuel facility (3 x 4.000 m³ tanks)
2014 Design concept new fuel facility (3 x 2.500 m³ tanks)

Hong Kong International Airport, Hong Kong

2013 Concept design new into-plane base

Julius Nyerere International Airport, Dar-Es-Salaam, Africa

2014 Concept design new fuel facility, hydrant and into-plane base (3 x 1.970 m³ tanks)

Chinchero Cusco International Airport, Cusco, Peru

2014 Concept design new fuel facility and hydrant
(3 x 2.400 m³ tanks)

Bergamo Airport, Bergamo, Italy

2014 Design concept specifications modular fuel facility
(3 x 80m³ tanks)

Lille Airport, Lesquin, France

2014 Assessment condition existing fuel facility – concept design unloading infrastructure

Bale-Mulhouse Airport, Saint-Louis, France

2015 Assessment condition existing fuel facility – concept design extension storage capacity and new firefighting system

Dublin Airport, Dublin, Ireland

2015 Concept design new fuel facility – hydrant integration and extension - remote into-plane base fed via feeder lines of hydrant

Darwin International Airport, Darwin, Australia

2015 Concept design new fuel facility – hydrant integration
(3 x 670 m³ tanks)

Malé International Airport, Maldives

2016 Concept design review new jetty, fuel facility and hydrant system

O.R. Tambo International Airport, Johannesburg, South-Africa

2016 Detailed design review upgrade fuel facility

Malta Airport, Malta

2016 Concept design new into-plane base

Ezeiza Airport, Argentina

2016 FEED new fuel facility – operation center - hydrant integration and expansion (5 x 5000 m³ tanks)

Venice Airport, Italy

2017 Concept design new fuel facility with modular expansion capabilities (5 x 1800 m³ tanks)

Construction supervision

Hydrant Refuelling System, Brussels Airport, Belgium

1994-1995 Extension of the hydrant system to the Satellite A terminal
1996-1998 Construction of 2 additional storage tanks of 5.000 m³
1999-2001 Extension of hydrant to Concourse A & Remote Parking West Apron

Construction supervision, commissioning & start-up of fuel facilities

1993 Fuel storage & hydrant system, Brussels Airport, Belgium
1996 Extension hydrant system, Brussels Airport, Belgium
1996 Fuel storage, Liège Airport, Belgium
1998 Addition of 2 x 5.000 m³ tanks at Brussels Airport, Belgium
2001 Fuel storage & hydrant system, Athens Airport, Greece
2001 Extension hydrant system, Brussels Airport, Belgium
2008 Fuel storage & hydrant system, Bangalore Airport, India
2008 Fuel storage & hydrant system, Bujumbura Airport, Burundi
2008 Fuel storage, Charleroi Airport, Belgium
2009 Fuel storage, Stuttgart Airport, Germany
2010 Fuel storage & hydrant system, Durban, South Africa
2010 Fuel storage, Naples, Italy
2012 Fuel storage, Makassar, Indonesia
2012 Hydrant Extension at Bangalore Airport, India
2012 Hydrant system modification Concourse B, Brussels Airport, Belgium
2012-2013 Extension hydrant system Concourse A, Brussels Airport, Belgium
2014-2015 Refurbishing of imploded storage tank of 5.000 m³, Brussels Airport, Belgium
2014-today Retrofit of the existing fuel facility based on new environmental legislation, Findel Airport, Luxembourg
2017 Installation of flame arresters and vacuum detection on storage tanks + Hydrant modification for A380, Brussels Airport, Belgium
2017 Refurbishing supply pipeline - elimination of the weld + end including directional drillings, Liege Airport, Belgium

Chairmanship and/or membership of Technical Committees

Technical Working Group Hydrant Refuelling System, Brussels Airport, Belgium

1990-1993 Design and construction of the complete fuel storage
(6 x 5.000 m³ tanks) and hydrant system
1994-1995 Extension of the hydrant system to the Satellite A terminal
1996-1998 Construction of 2 additional storage tanks of 5.000 m³
1999-2001 Extension of hydrant to Concourse A & Remote Parking West Apron
2012 Modification of hydrant at Concourse B
2012-2013 Extension of hydrant at Concourse A
2014-2015 Refurbishing of imploded storage tank of 5.000 m³, Brussels Airport, Belgium
2016 Replacement fire engines and obsolete parts electrical system, Brussels Airport, Belgium
2017 Installation of flame arresters and vacuum detection on storage tanks + hydrant modification for A380, Brussels Airport, Belgium

Technical Committee OFC, Athens Airport, Greece

1998-2002 Design & construction of a new fuel storage and hydrant facility (4 x 6.000 m³ tanks)

Technical Committee IndianOil Skytanking Limited, Bangalore, India

2006-2008 Design & construction of a new fuel storage and hydrant facility

Technical Committee Skytanking Stuttgart GmbH, Germany

2007-2009 Design & construction of a new fuel storage facility

Technical Committee Skytanking Nice, France

2012-2016 Design of a new fuel storage facility and operation center

Technical Service Agreements (4 examples amongst others)

LGG, Liège Airport, Belgium

1997-ongoing After being involved with the initial construction and extension projects, Skytanking has been the external TSA provider during years

Scope:
• assistance during JIG inspections,
• periodical review installations, procedures,
• update Best Available Techniques,
• assistance with update manuals, etc…
• transmission industry publications,…

OFC, Athens Airport, Greece

2006-2008 After our involvement in the Design, Construction and startup, OFC asked Skytanking to act as TSA provider during 3 years

Luxfuel, Luxemburg Airport, Luxemburg

1997-ongoing Skytanking renders all kind of consultancy covering technical, fuel quality, operational other management related services – the company outsourced the management to Skytanking

HRS, Brussels Airport, Belgium

1993-ongoing Skytanking renders all kind of consultancy covering technical, fuel quality, operational other management related services – the company outsourced the management to Skytanking – Skytanking is acting as into-plane company at Brussels Airport and is acting as manager for the centralized infrastructure recently owned by a joint venture of Skytanking and airlines.

Technical Assessments (5 examples amongst others)

Warsaw Airport, Warsaw, Poland

2012 Assessment condition existing hydrant

London City Airport, London, United Kingdom

2014 Assessment condition existing fuel facility – concept design extension existing fuel facility

Oiltanking, Honau, Germany

2014 JIG 3 assessment of existing receipt, storage and distribution infrastructures to be made compliant for Jet A1

Oiltanking, Antwerp, Belgium

2016 EI 1530 assessment of existing receipt, storage and distribution infrastructures to be made compliant for Jet A1

Ulaanbaatar Int’l Airport, Mongolia

2017 Assessment design of hydrant under construction and recommendations for cost effective solutions to align hydrant with international aviation codes and standards