BAC Jet Fuel Company (BJFCO) launches operations
BAC Jet Fuel Company (BJFCO) officially launched commercial operations at its new fuel farm complex on Wednesday 5th January 2022. A delegation, including BJFCO Chairman and Bahrain Airport Company (BAC) CEO, Mohamed Yousif Al Binfalah, BJFCO Director and Project Manager, Engineer Abdul Majeed Alqassab, and BJFCO Director Khalid Haddad, visited the fuel farm complex. The complex, located within the Bahrain International Airport’s (BIA) vicinity, will play an important role in plans to restructure the Kingdom’s aviation industry by turning it into a major aviation fuel services hub. The launch of the new facility also means that the old fuel farm tanks, which are located in Arad, will cease to operate completely as part of the transfer of operations.
Following the tour, Mr. Al Binfalah said: “This important national project has now come to fruition, ushering in important changes to our industry. In line with directives from the Cabinet, a decision was made to relocate the fuel from its previous location in Arad to be within the boundary of BIA. BJFCO, which is responsible for managing the fuel farm and hydrant system at the airport, signed a two-year operations and maintenance contract with Bahrain Aviation Fuelling Company (BAFCO). Aircraft will be supplied with fuel through an upgraded hydrant system with newly installed hydrant lines that meet the requirements of the main apron servicing the new passenger terminal.”
He added: “The fuel farm complex is a vital component of the Airport Modernization Program (AMP) that will add value for airlines by streamlining aviation fuel supply and operations at BIA. It will position Bahrain as a major aviation fuel services hub in the region and contribute to the sustainable economic growth of the aviation sector in a major way, in line with the Kingdom’s Vision 2030.”
Housing aviation fuel tanks with a total capacity of 30,000 cubic meters, the complex covers an area of 77,000 sqm, including dedicated operational and service buildings. It is equipped with state-of-the-art safety and security features and the latest aviation product handling technologies.
BJFCO is a joint venture between Bahrain Airport Company and Nogaholding. It was formed in 2016 with the goal of restructuring the aviation fuel sector in the Kingdom and constructing and managing the fuel farm complex.