Hamburg/Durban | | Press Release

Skytanking Calulo Starts Aviation Fuelling Operations at New King Shaka International Airport

Skytanking Calulo has started aviation fuelling operations in Durban, South Africa at the new King Shaka International Airport, which opened in the early hours of 1st May. Skytanking Calulo (Pty) Limited is the operator of the aviation fuel hydrant and storage system for the airport, as well as the into-plane fuelling service.

Skytanking Calulo, which is a joint venture between Skytanking Holding GmbH and South African company Oiltanking Calulo (Pty) Limited, was awarded the six year contract by Airports Company South Africa (ACSA) in September last year following a public tender. The tender ranked bidders on technical competence in aviation fuelling and the proposed cost of providing fuelling services.

The fuel facility at King Shaka International Airport was built by ACSA and comprises 6,000 cubic meters of fuel storage, 8 kilometres of underground hydrant system with 41 fuelling pits, a fuel depot for into-plane operations and a road fuel station for airport vehicles. Skytanking Calulo has invested in six new into-plane fuelling vehicles to fuel the 80-100 flights that are expected every day.