Project Owner

Naval Facilities Engineering Command Southeast (NAVFAC SE) Defense Logistics Agency

Project Location

Barksdale Air Force Base Shreveport, LA

Project Delivery Method


Project Details

KEAR has been contracted to provide construction services to expand the existing Type III Hydrant Fueling System at Barksdale Air Force Base in Shreveport, Louisiana. Barksdale AFB serves as the home to America's 2d Bomb Wing, the oldest bomb wing in the air force and home to the B-52H Stratofortress bomber. The project includes the demolition of 6 abandoned fuel hydrant pits and approximately 400 LF of associated piping. The project also includes over a half-mile long fuel Hydrant Loop with approximately 4,400 LF of Fusion Bonded Epoxy coated carbon steel pipe, installed in accordance with ASME B31.3, Severe. Additionally, Six Hydrant Pits with respective 4" Hydrant Control Valves, and four HPV / LPD Pits will be installed. The fuel system extension will be tied into the existing system using Double Block and Bleed Plug Valves housed in a newly placed vaults. Additional modifications to the existing system, including testing and balancing and plane loading performance testing will be completed at the end of the project. This project was performed adjacent to an active military runway and apron with no construction related impacts to flight operations.