“Crowley’s fuel storage, supply and distribution capabilities enable DLA Energy to receive valuable energy services and ensure a robust government supply chain,” said Sean Thomas, vice president, Crowley Solutions.
Under the terms of the contract, Crowley will build and operate a 500 thousand-barrel, contractor owned and operated bulk fuel storage facility to support strategic and tactical requirements at Eielson Air Force Base and Fort Wainwright, in Fairbanks, Alaska.
Crowley’s facility will provide fuel storage with dedicated product pipelines, including a tie-in into the government-owned fuel pipeline currently servicing Eielson AFB. The company will also provide a tank truck loading facility (TTLF), rail car loading facility and on-site product additization that provide increased operational resiliency.
The company has installed on site product additive storage and injection infrastructure, as well as a state-of-the-art TTLF between 2017 and 2018 to support DLA Energy. Crowley has currently more than 1 million barrels of dedicated product storage under a long-term contract with DLA Energy.
“Crowley is proud to continue and expand our support of DLA Energy and the men and women in uniform that serve our nation both at home and abroad,” added Thomas.
The initial contract is for four years, with an additional five-year option. Engineering, permitting and site surveys have begun, with groundbreaking expected in August and substantial completion expected by January 2022. 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.
Jacksonville-based Crowley Holdings Inc., a holding company of the 128-year-old Crowley Maritime Corporation, is a privately held family- and employee-owned company that provides marine solutions, energy and logistics services in domestic and international markets.