The initial contract is for four years, with an additional five-year option. Engineering, permitting and site surveys have begun, with ground-breaking expected in August and substantial completion expected by January 2022.
Crowley’s facility will provide 500,000 barrels of fuel storage with dedicated product pipelines, including a tie-in into the government-owned fuel pipeline currently servicing Eielson Air Force Base.
Additional infrastructure providing increased operational resiliency include, a tank truck loading facility (TTLF), rail car loading facility and on-site product additives.
This new government-dedicated facility will be the second of its kind for Crowley in Alaska. Crowley acquired a facility used as Defence Fuels Support Point Anchorage in 2011. Then in 2015, the company expanded that terminal over a 12-month period, adding nearly 500,000 barrels of new storage. The company also installed on site product additive storage and injection infrastructure, as well as a state-of-the-art TTLF between 2017 and 2018.
Today, Crowley provides more than one million barrels of dedicated product storage under a long-term contract with DLA Energy in support of Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson. The original five-year contract began in 2015 and was recently extended through 2025 through DLA Energy’s exercising of a second, five-year option.
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