Adelaide Airport Ltd purchases jet fuel storage infrastructure
Adelaide Airport Ltd (AAL) has today completed acquisition of jet fuel storage infrastructure,
referred to as the Joint Operated Storage Facility (JOSF) at Adelaide Airport to provide open
and transparent access to aviation fuel as well as creating an opportunity to contribute to the
transition to future sustainable aviation fuels.
The JOSF at Adelaide Airport comprises two 1.4 million litre storage tanks and associated
AAL has partnered with Skytanking to operate and maintain the Adelaide Airport Aviation Fuel
Facility (AAAFF) which will include both the JOSF and the Joint User Hydrant Installation
(JUHI) already owned by AAL.
AAL Executive General Manager Finance & Corporate, Brenton Cox, said the purchase put
AAL in a strong position to be able to provide uninterrupted fuel supply, maintain safety levels
and undertake appropriate environmental management practices.
“This acquisition supports our long-term vision to contribute to more sustainable aviation
through biofuels and for integrated fuel infrastructure,” Mr Cox said.
“The fuel storage facility is the gateway to the Adelaide Airport’s fuel supply infrastructure and,
as such, our ownership will create open access, which will help foster new entrant competition
at the airport. This greater competition for fuel supply was recently identified as a priority by
the Productivity Commission.”
Mr Cox said Skytanking had been appointed to operate and maintain the fuel supply
“Skytanking has significant global experience in operating airport fuel facilities and has
demonstrated a clear strategy to transition the operation of the storage and hydrant
infrastructure to ensure continuity of safe, reliable jet fuel supply at Adelaide Airport,” he said.