Commercial issues with stakeholders delays Dublin Airport fuel line start

The firm behind the €20m aviation pipeline to Dublin Airport has said there are a number of commercial issues with various stakeholders to be discussed before construction can start.

Commercial issues with stakeholders delays Dublin Airport fuel line start

Mary White of engineering firm Fingeleton White was speaking yesterday after An Bord Pleanála gave the final leg of the pipeline the go-ahead.

“The benefits of the pipeline are increased safety, environmental benefits, fuel security for Dublin Airport. These benefits are in the interests of the stakeholders so we would expect that commercial solutions will be reached,” she said.

New accounts for Fingleton White show its accumulated profits in the year to the end of June increased by €478,000 to €3.4m, while its cash pile rose from €1.9m to €5m.

The appeals board had upheld the decision of Dublin City Council giving the green light to Fingleton White for a 11km section of the pipeline.

Fingal County Council last year had granted permission for the remaining 3km of the pipeline which starts at Dublin Port.

Three appeals were lodged against the Dublin City Council decision.

In planning documents, Fingleton White said the current fuel demand at Dublin Airport would lead to more than 15,000 fuel tanker journeys a year from Dublin Port.

Dublin Airport which currently uses 630m litres of fuel a year is expected to use as much as 1.45bn litres by 2035.

The main shareholders in the project are Fingleton White and Reynolds Logistics, which currently transports by road tanker 60% of aviation fuel from the port to the airport.

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