Wichita Eisenhower National Airport Fuel Farm Improvements CMAR
Wichita Airport Authority
Project Delivery Method
KEAR Civil Corporation was selected by the City of Wichita to provide Construction Management at Risk (CMAR) services for renovations and improvements to the Dwight D. Eisenhower National Airport fuel farm located at 2090 Airport Road in Wichita, Kansas. The project is being executed over two major phases which allow the fuel farm facility to continue serving the airport while the construction is being completed. The initial phase (Phase 2A) was initiated in May 2021 and consisted of upgrades and modifications to two underground storage tanks and the replacement of the 6-inch issue manifold with a new stainless-steel pipe and associated valves. The underground storage tanks were upgraded with new tank linings, wet wells, floating suction arms, and high-level shut-off control valves. Phase 2A is anticipated to be completed in October 2021. The second phase (Phase 2B) is expected to proceed immediately after Phase 2A is completed. Phase 2B will include similar upgrades to the other four underground storage tanks, as well as the construction of a new control building and re-fueler loading racks. Additional facility improvements include the replacement of the PLC system which controls the flow of jet fuel into and out of the fuel farm’s six active underground storage tanks. Phase 2B is expected to be completed in July 2022.