Aviation fuel service system
To ensure reliable and sufficient supply of fuel for about 1,000 flights that take off and land at the airport every day, Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) possesses an efficient aviation fuel supply system which consists of two key elements – the On-airport Aviation Fuel System and the Permanent Aviation Fuel Facility (PAFF).
The On-airport Aviation System includes (i) 12 storage tanks with an aggregate capacity of 220,000m3, (ii) an aviation fuel receiving facility at Sha Chau, and (iii) a hydrant distribution system on apron. Management and operation of the On-airport Aviation Fuel System is franchised to AFSC Operations Limited by the Airport Authority.
Located off the airport at Tuen Mun, PAFF includes (i) a dual-berth jetty capable of accommodating ocean-going tankers from 10,000 to 80,000 dwt, (ii) 8 storage tanks with an aggregate capacity of 264,000m3 and (iii) twin submarine pipelines connecting PAFF with the airport via Sha Chau. Operation of PAFF is franchised to ECO Aviation Fuel Services Limited by the Airport Authority.
With the commencement of service in December 2010, PAFF provides a safe, stable, secure and efficient supply of fuel to HKIA to sustain its continuous development.
Since December 2010, barging operations at Sha Chau have ceased and the facility has turned into an emergency backup for the airport.
For the details of PAFF, please visit the PAFF website.