Aviation Fuel

Dec 26, 2011 (LBO) – Sri Lanka’s state-run Ceylon Petroleum Corporation has called bids to build an aviation fuel terminal at a second international airport being constructed in Mattala, in the South of the island. Mattala airport in Sri Lanka’s Hambantota district, is being built with Chinese finance.

Sri Lanka’s Ceylon Today newspaper said the estimated cost of the terminal, which includes storage facilities and a hydrant system was around 3.6 billion rupees (31 million US dollars).

A CPC tender notice said the petroleum firm was looking for a turnkey contractor for the “design, procurement, construction, testing and commissioning works” for the aviation fuel terminal.

The terminal has to be built in 12 months. The bids close on February 02. The bidders should have experience in performing similar turnkey contracts at international airports and have revenues of 20 million US dollars in the past five years.