In 2018 due to an increase in operational tempo, NCS were tasked by NATO Support & Procurement Agency to recommission a distribution pipeline and construct a new Bulk Fuel Storage Facility. This required the construction of a Pipeline Tie-in Point (TiP) at a NATO Fuel Transfer Point (NTFP) on Kandahar Airfield in Afghanistan.
The objective of this project was to give added operational capability and security in terms of the methods of in-loading and distributing F-34 Aviation Fuel onto the base via an existing distribution pipeline on base into the NFTP Bulk Fuel Installation (BFI) Storage and beyond.
The TiP securely coupled the distribution pipeline to the internal pipeline onto the NFTP BFI by use of a valve pit system and detonation arrestor; removing the requirement for trucks to be utilized for the transfer of F-34 (Jet) onto the site, reducing the environmental, safety, and security impact on the site and reducing operational costs.
The following design requirements were agreed upon and met in the preparation phase:
The on-site work began in January 2018 and was completed by the end of March 2018.