The existing hydrant fueling system at Miami International Airport was undersized for Group IV, Group V & Group VI aircraft. The project entailed extensive modifications to the existing Jet-A hydrant system. This expanded system allowed the larger aircrafts to be serviced at the airport gates. This was an essential part of the Miami International Airport’s long term growth and expansion plan.
The overall scope of work included the field layout, fabrication and the installation of jet fuel piping ranging from 4”-14”. All materials and soils that were encountered had to be treated as contaminated, and all of the new airfield Portland Cement Concrete (PCC) pavements had to be replaced and enlarged.
CEI self-performed all of the concrete work over the revised fueling work that was completed. There were utilities that had to be rerouted and protected, and both scopes were self-performed as well. A highly specialized loop flushing system had to be designed in house, set up and operated around the clock. All of this work was phased to keep the majority of the terminal open to planes.
Major Modifications/tasks included:
- New jet fuel piping fabrication and installation
- Existing jet fuel piping system modification
- Fuel hydrant system modification
- Excavation of contaminated materials
- Dewatering of contaminated groundwater
- X-ray, pigging and hydrostatic testing
- Fuel system loop flushing design & operation
- Major civil and grading operations
- Airfield Apron Concrete > 25,000 yards
- Bollards and sidewalk Installation and modification
- Utility modifications and installation