Proposal for the Mechanical Engineering Design for PAL Fuel Tank Farm in Batangas City
By: Jose I. Hizon Jr., Carlos E. Zapanta and Melvin Panganiban
Part 1 Technical Proposal
Chapter 1 – Project Understanding
1.1 The Project
Philippine Airlines intends to develop the remaining part of the 60 hectare land located at Pinamucan, Batanga City, Province of Batangas. The first part was develop as Himmel Industries, a chemical storage farm. From the site inspection conducted last September 24, 2001 and the subsequent technical meeting with Philippines Airlines representatives led by Mr. Elvis Yao, it is anticipated that the Proposed Philippine Airline Aviation Fuel Tank Farm shall be provided with the following amenities features:
- tanks with a total capacity of sixty (60) million liters of aviation fuel oil.
- support facilities such as administration building, workshop, laboratory, substation and emergency generator set, elevated water tank, pump house, foam house, dormitory, recreation building, outdoor basketball and lawn tennis courts, guardhouse and helipad
- four (4) loading truck sheds
- outdoor and covered parking areas for visitors and employees
- slop tank for initial discharge prior to storage to the fuel tanks
- deep well water supply
- lighting for the site
- oil separator prior to discharge of oil waste
- loading arm for the connection of vessel
- new marine berth for the loading and unloading of fuel oil from the fuel tankers to the slop tank if the existing berth is not capable of accommodating the fuel tankers.
As envisioned to supply its own aircraft aviation fuel requirement, including that of Air Philippines, a Philippine Airlines has invited Trans-Asia (Philippines), Inc. to submit a Technical and Financial Proposal for the Detailed Architectural and Engineering Design and Project Construction Management Services for the above mentioned project. Trans-Asia invited their mechanical designer, DOZON Engineering and Construction Services to submit proposal for the detailed mechanical engineering design for fuel tank, fuel pump/piping facilities, fire protection, ventilation and air conditioning system.