b'50 Fuel Farm Improvements PositionICT FUELINGEisenhower Natl for Further Growth BY KEN WYSOCKYFACTS&FIGURES Project: Fuel Farm UpgradesLocation: Wichita Dwight D. Eisenhower Natl Airport in KSAirport Owner/Operator: Wichita Airport Authority2021 Passenger Volume: Nearly 1.3 millionProject Cost: $5.6 million A $5.6 million project to upgrade fueland ease concerns from airlines about Funding: General airport revenue farm infrastructure at Wichita Dwightmaintaining enough fuel to continue flight D. Eisenhower National Airportservice in the event of supply disruptions. Timeline: Late 2019-June 2022 (ICT) in Kansas was completed this summer Prime Contractor: KEAR Civil Corp. without any disruption to operations. Work on the six jet fuel tanks began in late 2019. COVID-19 stymied progress by Project Engineer: Currier & Company Inc. The project included phased repairs anddriving up project costs while also significantly Tank Subcontractor: Piping & Equipment Co. upgrades to six 25,000-gallon undergroundreducing revenue from fuel sales. As such, Tank Lining Subcontractor: Thomas Industrialtanks that store jet fuel as well as otherairport officials have delayed plans to convert Coatings system improvements. In the future, thethe two Avgas tankswork that was originally Control Building Subcontractor: Concoairport will upgrade and convert two otherscheduled to occur with the other upgrades. Construction 25,000-gallon tanks from Avgas for smallerCOVID hit us hard, so we decided to Fuel Farm Operator: Signature Flight Support piston-powered aircraftconcentrate on the six jet fuel tanks first, Work Scope: Line bottom half of six undergroundto jet fuel. Stone explains. We sell an average of 42,000 fuel storage tanks with a protective epoxy coating;Rick Stone, thegallons of fuel a day, so our goal was to keep replace pipe systems; upgrade internal components;airports environmentalfour tanks operational during the project, just construct new control building; install new controlservices manager,to be sure we had more than enough fuel on system explains that addinghand to service normal airline traffic.Key Benefits: Maintains compliance with50,000 more gallons environmental regulations; increases efficiency ofRICK STONE This was the largest upgrade ever to the fuel farm operations; increases on-site fuel reserves;of storage capacity forfacility and took considerable coordination positions airport to add more carriers/servicejet fuel will position ICT for future growth October 2022AirportImprovement.com'