Posted on: 14 November 2018 by Chloe Greenbank
Global fuel supplier, Air BP, has invested in a major infrastructure upgrade at Dolvik terminal in Norway. The overall aim of the upgrade is to provide a more efficient, lower carbon fuel supply at Bergen Airport, which is operated by Avinor.
Improvements at the BP-owned terminal include an upgraded pipeline and rebuilding three new fuel tanks with the capacity to store eight million litres of Jet-A1 fuel. A new jetty, the integration of two fuel systems to optimise storage and improvements to on-site safety mechanisms and control system enhancements were also part of the upgrade.
In addition to delivering a more efficient supply route and greater supply security, the new facility will also reduce carbon emissions. It is anticipated that delivering fuel direct by pipeline, as opposed to via road, will save around 300 tonnes of carbon emissions annually.
Commenting on the upgrade, Thorbjorn Larsson, general manager Air BP Nordics remarked: “Air BP’s investment here will not only enhance efficiency, but it will take trucks off the road and help reduce carbon emission associated with the supply of Jet-A1 fuel.”
Avinor’s airport director, Aslak Sverdrup, added: “The modern and efficient fuel terminal will secure timely and predictable fuel deliveries to the airlines and will contribute to the further development of the airport. Avinor will also continue to work closely with Air Bp to develop and make sustainable biofuel available at the airport.”
Air BP has been supplying Bergen Airport with BP Biojet since August 2017 and the terminal upgrade further underlines the fuel supplier’s commitment to support the industry in meeting IATA’s ambitious carbon reduction targets, which include a 1.5% average annual improvement in fuel efficiency from 2009 to 2020, carbon neutral growth from 2020 and a 50% absolute reduction in carbon emissions by 2050 compared to 2005.