Airport Fueling

Airport Fueling

Over 40 years ago, Underground Construction Company, Inc. began constructing fuel storage facilities, pumping systems, pipelines, and hydrant systems at airports nationwide for the newly developed direct fueling of aircraft. Airport expansion, consolidation of fueling systems, and improvements in storage and delivery methods has kept us on the move as we continue to service the nation’s airlines and airport infrastructure. Our list of commercial and military airport projects is long and continues to grow. Our success has taken us beyond our extensive commercial projects to military fueling facilities and infrastructure as well. We pride ourselves on meeting the tight schedules of our clients who cannot accept any delays in the desire to meet their own customers’ demands. If your last flight was not fueled by a system built by Underground Construction Company, Inc., your next flight probably will be!

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  • (EWR) Newark International Airport – Fueling System Upgrades
  • (TPA) Tampa International Airport - Fuel Farm Renovations
  • Guam Upgrade Fuel Pipeline Project
  • Hunter Army Field - Fuel Island Upgrade
  • Point Loma Fuel Storage Facility
(EWR) Newark International Airport – Fueling System Upgrades

Date Awarded: 12/8/2014

Substantial Completion: Ongoing, forecast complete September 2017

Client: Port Authority of New York and New Jersey

Contract Value: $62,774,477

This JV project with Conti Enterprises Inc. included the installation of 29,000 linear feet of double-walled AF fuel pipe (sizes 12”/16”, 14”/18”, 18”/22”) from the fuel storage facility, across the airfield, to a new fuel distribution manifold between terminals A and B. Complete modifications to all four existing pump stations with new suction and discharge piping (size 8’ to 30”). Installation of new tank swing joints. Construction of Contact Water Treatment Facility. New AOA security access gates.

(TPA) Tampa International Airport – Fuel Farm Renovations

Date Awarded: 10/1/2014

Substantial Completion: 3/31/17

Client: Tampa Fuel Committee, Committee Chair is Southwest Airlines

Contract Value: $8,350,000

New Hydrant Pumping System with five Variable Speed Pumps and Filters on a New Pump Pad, along with a back-up Diesel Pump. A new Motor Control System in a new Motor Control Center Building and renovation of existing Control Center Building. Existing Hydrant Pumping System area will be repurposed to a Parts Shed & Shop Building and Parking Area.

Guam Upgrade Fuel Pipeline Project

Date Awarded: 12/21/2013

Substantial Completion: Ongoing, forecast complete December 2017

Client: Department of the NAVY; Naval Facilities Engineering Command Marianas

Contract Value: $65,306,605

Firm-fixed-price contract for construction of a new 16 mile fuel transfer pipeline and upgrade of an existing dual 8 mile fuel transfer pipeline from Sasa Valley Fuel Farm to Andersen Air Force Base, Guam. Work includes upgrading a pumphouse, providing new fuel pumps, providing a new generator building with emergency generators, new filter separators, piping modifications, upgrades to the electrical system at the Guam Power plant, and cathodic protection. In addition, Nova-UCCo provided operations and maintenance support, demolition existing piping components, and mitigation to archaeological site along the pipeline route. Work executed across the Island of Guam.

Hunter Army Field – Fuel Island Upgrade

Date Awarded: 9/5/2014

Substantial Completion: June 2016

Client: Department of the NAVY; Savannah District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Contract Value: $13,407,419

Construct new cleaner and safer Fuel Facility including 5,000 BBL aboveground storage tank, 1,800 GPM pumphouse, Three Fixed Pantographs, Two High Reach Pantographs, 2,624 linear feet of piping, and an operations building.

Point Loma Fuel Storage Facility

Date Awarded: 9/26/08

Substantial Completion: September 2013

Client: Department of the NAVY; Naval Facilities Engineering Command Southwest

Contract Value: $183,065,630

Firm fixed price contract for the construction to replace the Defense Fuel Storage Facility tanks at Defense Fuel Support Point, Naval Base Point Loma. The completed project included eight new 125,000 barrel above ground fuel storage tanks for 1,000,000 BBL of fuel storage capacity, pump house, distribution piping, dispensing system, and fuel oil reclamation for a complete and usable facility. The project also demolished existing aboveground and underground storage tanks and provided extensive remediation of contaminated soil.