The growth of the Alberta economy triggered an expansion of the terminal facilities at the Edmonton International Airport. An $8.5 million expansion of the jet fuel hydrant system was undertaken to accommodate the continued increase in aircraft movements.
The project consisted of the temporary relocation of five gates, a full build-out of eighteen new aircraft gates, aboveground valve stations, and a jet fuel hydrant system. The aboveground valve stations eliminate the risk and labour concerns of underground vaults.
The jet fuel hydrant system is looped to provide redundancy in the event a pipeline section needs to be shut down. An earlier expansion of fuel storage capacity complements this expansion.