Govt nod for dedicated Jet A-1 fuel line for BIA

Mar 02, 2017 (LBO) – Sri Lanka will construct a jet A-1 fuel pipeline and tank farm to supply aviation fuel to international and domestic aircraft at the Bandaranaike International Airport.

The project is estimated to cost 6.9 billion rupees and will run parallel with Phase II Stage II of the BIA development project

Cabinet this week gave the green light to call for bids under the ‘Two Envelope System’ through international open competitive bidding as an EPC turnkey project, while approving the proposal for a Cabinet-Appointed Procurement Committee (CAPC) and a Technical Evaluation Committee (TEC).

The Cabinet paper also notes the requirement to either link Kolonnawa Terminal to Muthurajawela Terminal or the construction of a separate pipeline directly from the refinery to Muthurajawela Terminal to receive refinery production of jet fuel by Muthurajawela Terminal.

The project has been cleared by the Central Environment Authority and the Department of National Planning had also given its approval.