EYW airport is a unique project that required custom-tailored solutions for operational issues encountered at Key West. In 2017 a hurricane caused significant damage to equipment and left the fuel farm off-line. Under a separate scope, Currier was able to get the farm back online after the hurricane thanks to the quick action and knowledge of Mr. Paul Wells.
Currier was then tasked to provide a robust design that would expand EYW’s Jet-A storage and also withstand periodic flooding and storm surges, which previously have taken the farm off-line.
Due to Monroe county regulations, one existing tank had already been placed on concrete pillars above the storm surge flood elevation level. Currier’s design was focused on maintaining operations and integration with the existing fuel farm by applying current code stipulations. Extensive regulation and code research was required to ensure the new design would be code compliant for this region.
Currier has designed, issued, and received bids for this construction project which included a new UL-2085 18,000-gallon aboveground Jet-A tank and ancillary equipment. To mitigate the unique storm surge risks associated with EYW, pumping and electrical equipment will be installed on a raised platform above the flood elevation, easily accessible from the catwalks. This unique design presented engineering challenges that were recognized and mitigated by the Currier team. This project is expected to begin construction in early 2019. Currier recently completed bid negations with the selected contractor. Currier implemented the necessary changes to modify the existing contract and ensure a timely start to construction.
Mr. Jay Burns and Mr. Bill Freeman developed the mechanical and fueling design of the system including pumps, piping, and ancillary equipment. Mr. Dan Schipman developed the electrical and control design for the system. Mr. Serge Mashtakov performed the structural design for the project and Mr. Yury Chudnovsky designed the storage tank and its appurtenances. Mr. Jon Currier was the project manager and chief engineer. Mr. Chris Olson provided a bill of materials and project construction budget.
Mr. Paul Wells, on a separate project related to hurricane relief, also provided insight and assistance in all aspects of the design. To address fuel quality and operational needs.