â¢ Kumasi International Airport will have a new fuel park
â¢ It will be built by the public company OMC, GOIL
â¢ The fuel yard will serve as a hub for aviation jet fuel
A state-owned oil marketing company GOIL has announced that it will finance the construction of a new fuel farm at Kumasi International Airport, which has yet to be completed, located in the Ashanti region.
According to a report from Aviation Ghana, the state-owned OMC said the move was necessary to ensure a stable supply of aviation jet fuel, which is critical to the operations and functions of the airport.
“However, given the expected movement of passengers and planes in Kumasi after its completion and handover to the government in October 2022, the current fuel fleet cannot meet the demands of the future,” the portal writes.
âA typical aircraft refueling facility for such an airport generally consists of a berth for unloading fuel, a fuel transfer pipeline, a fuel storage tank, a delivery pump with water intake piping. Some airports have auxiliary devices for fuel quality control, âhe added.
At this time, a certain quantity of fuel storage tanks should be provided at the airport to contain aviation fuel.
Kumasi Airport, when completed in June 2022, is expected to handle 800,000 passengers per year.