A plant for sustainable fuels is being built in Lima

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Lima Airport Partners (LAP), concessionaire of Jorge Chávez International Airport, announced the implementation of the LIMFuel project, which consists of the construction of a new fuel plant.

LAP commissioned Exolum SA (formerly CLH Aviación) to design, build, operate and maintain the new aviation fuel system at Jorge Chávez International Airport.

This project will be part of the airport expansion project planned by LAP.

This modern infrastructure will have an area of ​​51,000 square meters, almost four times larger than the current 13,000 square meter facility.

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The approximate investment will be more than $80 million in the first phase, with the forecast to roll out the new infrastructures gradually through 2041.

According to LAP, the pipeline network will have the capacity to support the operational needs of the new and current passenger terminals until it is migrated to a single terminal.

Works to increase the capacity of the facility, the construction of a new hydrant network and its connection to the existing system have already begun. They should be fully operational by 2025.

The infrastructure and location of the new fuel plant will have the necessary facilities to ensure conditions for fuel acceptance. These are carried out by tankers. Going forward, it relies on dedicated pipelines that would bring various benefits in the second stage.

The main benefits that would come from receiving fuel by pipeline include:

Firstly, traffic calming near the airport. This eliminates the circulation of more than 100 tankers per day.

On the other hand, reducing the pollution and emissions caused by tank trucks and minimizing the possibility of accidents, spills or fires on the roads.

Finally, this project is expected to increase the efficiency, safety and reliability of the fuel supply chain to the airport.

This new fuel plant will position Jorge Chávez International Airport as the airport terminal with the best industry standards.

This project is in line with the industry trend aimed at reducing emissions by gradually replacing the fleet with aircraft with new technology.

This is how Exolum is said to be working with SAF (Sustainable Aviation Fuel) at Jorge Chávez International Airport.

Thus, the main airport in Peru will have a fleet of specialized new technology equipment to achieve the reduction of CO2 emissions.

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