The airport project is swiftly moving along and St Helena Government appointed GreyStar Europe on 9 September to operate the new Bulk Fuel Installation (BFI) in Rupert’s Valley. The contract commits Greystar to provide fuel services for St Helena for 10 years after the start of airport operations.
Working with Solomons, GreyStar will operate the new BFI and Airport Fuel Facility, and manage the provision of both aviation and ground fuels to international standards. They will operate and maintain the facilities for the duration of the term, working closely with SHG.
The pricing of both aviation and ground fuels will remain the responsibility of SHG and the process will be similar to that currently followed, including financial modelling on the price of fuels.
Head of GreyStar, Robert Lawson said in an SHG press release, “We are delighted to have finalised the Fuel Management Contract with St Helena Government. Phil Bloomfield, our Head of Operations, has already started mobilisation work.
“We are now establishing our supply chain, and appointing key people to deliver this contract. Another key priority is to place orders for airside refuelling vehicles which have a long lead time. We are also keen to get key team members to St Helena at the earliest opportunity.”
GreyStar clients include many of the globe’s leading energy producers, transporters and users. The company helps ensure continuity for much of Britain’s independently supplied mains gas.
||This report and more in The Sentinel for 11 September 2014