b'32 TUS FUELING FACTS&FIGURES Project: New Fuel FacilityLocation: Tucson (AZ) Intl Airport Key Components: Trio of 168,000-gallon above-ground tanks connecting to existing hydrant system; new operations building with digital & electronic systems to measure incoming & outgoing fuelCost: $28.8 million(including consultant fees) Timeline: Cost analysis performed in 2016;Resourceful Financing Helps Build permits approved in early 2019; construction late 2020 to early 2022 New Jet Fuel Facility at Tucson IntlLocal Fuel Consortium: Tucson Fuel Facilities LLCBY MIKE SCHWANZAirline Members: Alaska; American; Avelo; Delta; FedEx; SkyWest; Southwest; United When its time to update or replace anpresident and chief executive officer of the Fuel Facility Operations/Fuelaging jet fuel facility, financing can be aTucson Airport Authority. We knew there were Management: Swissport big challenge. At Tucson Internationalmore efficient ways to manage it, so we started Facility Lease: Sept. 1, 2019-June 30, 2051 Airport (TUS), the local airline consortium workeddiscussions with the airlines, which created the Est. Annual Lease Rate: $.50/sq. ft.with airport officials and an outside engineeringlocal fuel consortium (Tucson Fuel Facilities LLC) per yearconsulting firm to find a creative way to ensure ato take over its operation.2019 Fuel Distribution: 27,258,689steady fuel supply for all airport users.That transition went smoothly, she adds, and gallons The need for a new fueldiscussions quickly turned to improving the 2019 Consortium Aircraftfacility at TUS becameoutdated fuel facility to meet future needs. We Operations: 21,378 evident as early as 2014.were all on the same page, Bewley reports. General Contractor: Burns & McDonnell Our old fuel station, whichAfter Tucson Fuel Facilities took over Mechanical Subcontractor: Ref-Chemdates back to the 1970s,operations in 2014, one of the first things it LP was nearing the end of itsdid was hire Burns & McDonnell to evaluate Electrical Subcontractor: Triad useful life and becomingthe facility and determine what needed to be Electrical & Controls expensive to maintain,DANETTE BEWLEY upgraded to meet current and future needs.Civil Subcontractor: L. Keely Construction explains Danette Bewley, Tank Subcontractor: Pittsburg Tank & Tower March | April 2022AirportImprovement.com'