Air BP has invested in upgraded infrastructure at Dolvik terminal in Norway to provide a more efficient, lower carbon fuel supply to Bergen Airport.
Improvements at the BP-owned terminal include an upgraded pipeline and new fuel tanks with the capacity to store eight million litres of Jet-A1 fuel.
This will offer greater security of supply to help meet the increasing demand for fuel at Norway’s second largest airport, Bergen. The terminal was inaugurated yesterday by Aslak Sverdrup, airport director, Avinor during a special ceremony.
The project involved rebuilding three fuel tanks, building a new jetty, the integration of two fuel systems to optimise storage, improvements to on-site safety mechanisms and control system enhancements.
Not only does the new facility deliver a more efficient supply route and greater supply security but, it 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.
Air BP Nordics general manager, Thorbjorn Larsson said: “I am delighted that Air BP’s investment here will not only enhance efficiency but it will take trucks off the road and help reduce carbon emissions associated with the supply of Jet A-1 fuel.”
Sverdrup added: “Over the last decade Avinor has invested over 5 billion NOK to meet both passenger expectations and demand at Bergen, Norway’s second biggest airport that serves this internationally focused region.
“Air BP’s 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 said this latest announcement further underlines its commitment to support the industry in meeting IATA’s ambitious carbon reduction targets, which include: a 1.5 per cent average annual improvement in fuel efficiency from 2009 to 2020, carbon-neutral growth from 2020 and a 50 per cent absolute reduction in carbon emissions by 2050 compared to 2005. As part of its low carbon solutions offer, Air BP has been supplying Bergen Airport with BP Biojet since August 2017.
Air BP serves commercial, general aviation and military customers at Bergen airport, which attracts more than six million passengers per year and has experienced an annual average growth in passenger traffic of around six per cent since 2008.