Skytanking renews contract for aviation fuel storage, hydrant system management at Munich Airport

March 29, 2017

Skytanking Holding GmbH announced that its subsidiary Skytanking Munich GmbH & Co KG has signed a six-year contract with Flughafen München GmbH to operate the aviation fuel storage and hydrant system at Munich Airport.

The contract was awarded to Skytanking Munich after an extensive international public tender process, which evaluated the bidders' technical competencies, HSSE standards and economic capabilities.

Skytanking Munich has been successfully operating the fuel facilities at Munich Airport since 1999 and also holds one of the two licenses to provide into-plane fueling services at the airport. This contract renewal is one more step towards the company’s goal of becoming the preferred aviation fuel handling partner for oil companies, airlines and airports that are looking for a specialized service provider in this industry.

Munich International Airport is Germany's second busiest airport and the seventh busiest in Europe in terms of passenger numbers. The fuel system managed by Skytanking is supplied via rail and pipeline and comprises 45,300 cbm of Jet A-1 storage and 17,300 meters of underground pipeline connecting the storage to more than 500 apron hydrant pits.

Skytanking is a subsidiary of Marquard & Bahls, a Hamburg-based family-owned company that operates in the fields of energy supply, trading and logistics. Skytanking provides a full range of aviation fueling services including building, owning and operating aviation fuel storage and hydrant facilities, and providing into-plane services to airlines, airports and oil companies. Skytanking handles 15.8 million cbm of aviation fuel per year, refueling 1.4 million aircraft at 68 airports in 12 countries in Europe, Asia and Africa.