JFK International Airport

Bulk Fuel Farm Existing Line Re-certifications

Meccon was hired by Allied Aviation (fuel system operator) and the JFK Fuel committee to certify 11 – 12" & 10" existing transfer mains. Meccon had to layout and construct 5 different flushing stations to create a loop flush closed system within the active Fuel Storage Facility. We had to match the existing piping configuration without causing any fueling delays. We were able to circulate roughly 33,200,000 gallons of jet fuel over 36 days @ 75psi and 3000fps. Due to the quality control we had and the flushing plan not one gallon was wasted and all the fuel flushed was certified clean per ATA 103 & ASTM D-1655 Fueling standard. All 11 lines were put back into service to give JFK more pumping capacity than before.

  • Project Completion: September 2016

JFK International Airport

Delta Air Lines Terminal 4, Concourse B Expansion; Hydrant Fuel System Piping

Construct a new double wall underground jet fuel hydrant system consisting of carbon steel containment and triple wall pipe casing/containment system. The work included the construction of four (4) new concrete isolation valve vaults and piping modifications to an existing main jet fuel isolation valve vault. Upgrades to the Terminal 4 primary pumping system included combining the existing individual pump systems into a common discharge header and an integrated pump control system.

New jet fuel piping testing and commissioning was designed and performed by Meccon including a loop flush system for the new Concourse Hydrant System and flushing into frac tanks to commission the existing aircraft "hardstand" parking positions.

  • Project Completion: November 2012

JFK International Airport

American Airlines Terminal Redevelopment Project

Relocation of ten (10) existing Jet A underground fuel mains (10", 12", 14" & 16"); decommissioning, abandonment and removal of fuel lines; construction of new 28 gate commercial concourse, concrete isolation valve vaults, cathodic protection system, emergency fuel shutoff system (EFSO), testing, flushing and commissioning piping systems for active service.

Project Cost and Completion Performance:

Meccon performed this project on a negotiated Cost Plus a Negotiated Fee Contract. Work was coordinated and constructed to meet the phasing requirements of American's Terminal Redevelopment Program andcoordinated with the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey to provide fueling services, without interruption.

Project Special Conditions:
  • Relocation of Existing Fuel Lines
  • Construction of New Concrete Isolation Vaults.
  • Loop Flushing of new and existing fuel lines.
  • Project Completion: 2008

Project Leadership:

Meccon performed the contract as the Aircraft Fuel Systems General Contractor/Construction Manager (GC/CM). Project responsibilities include:

Fuel Systems Construction Manager Responsibilities:
  • Review of engineering documents.
  • Value engineering reviews.
  • Preparation of subcontracting bid packages.
  • Project scheduling.
  • Project coordination with Port Authority of New York & New Jersey Personnel
  • Coordination of fuel system shutdowns and tie-ins with the fuel system operator
  • Coordination with building and site work contractors.
  • Coordinate engineering reviews and construction document issuance.
  • Request for information (RFI) resolution.
Fuel Systems General Contractor Responsibilities:
  • Fuel system project management and field supervision.
  • Fuel system quality control, non-destructive testing program.
  • Direct subcontracting of local contractors.
  • Implementation of Disadvantaged Business contracting program.
  • Project safety program.
  • Fuel system hydrostatic testing.
  • Development and implementation of fuel line flushing procedures and program.
  • Project scheduling.
  • Implementation of fuel system Environmental Protection Program.