The construction of a $142m bulk liquid petroleum terminal at Dubai’s Jebel Ali port is on target for completion by the end of 2013.
The project includes a 60-kilometre jet fuel pipeline that will link the terminal directly to Dubai International airport and will include a branch-off connection to the new Al-Maktoum International airport.
The new terminal and pipeline will play a strategic role in supporting Dubai’s aviation sector as demand for jet fuel grows. Passenger numbers at the existing Dubai International airport continue to climb and Al-Maktoum International airport at Dubai World Central is set to open for passenger traffic from October.
Horizon Terminals secured $100m of Islamic financing last year to finance the jet fuel pipeline.