These tanks are necessary to increase onsite fuel storage capacity and connect the SNA storage facility to a five-mile-long, 12-inch California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) regulated common carrier jet fuel pipeline to an existing 16-inch products pipeline operated by Kinder Morgan Energy Partners (Kinder Morgan).
Since the start of field efforts, the Pond team has worked 9,617 man-hours at the SNA project without experiencing any injuries. While the small size of the project site footprint has at times proved difficult to work in, all subcontractors have achieved their goals.
“Pond Field Superintendent Mike Gore has done an exceptional job on this project making sure all subcontractors are working safe and following all rules that are established by the John Wayne International Airport,” said Pond consultant John Hodge.
In recognition of the project safety accomplishments, an appreciation lunch was held for the team. The 35 team members attending the team lunch included Kelley Construction, Ralph Hernandez Construction, Tarsco Tank Company, ASIG and Pond employees.
“This project has been challenging for a number of reasons, and we wanted to take the opportunity to recognize the team for their commitment to preventing all workplace injuries,” said Pond Director of Health and Safety Jim Davis.
When complete, this project will provide airline companies operating at SNA with an enhanced jet fuel storage and transportation system, allowing them to receive pipeline quantities of jet fuel from multiple suppliers. The proposed pipeline and fuel storage facility will increase airport-related jet fuel storage capabilities, while allowing airlines to access jet fuel from all Long Beach area refineries and terminals.
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