Nov.10, 2008, Orlando — ASIG®, an industry leader in aviation services, announced that its Denver International Airport (DEN) fuel facility operation has received the Bronze Achiever Award from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. The Bronze Achiever Award recognizes facilities that have made significant achievements in improving the environment of Colorado. ASIG was nominated for the award by Janell Barrilleaux, director of environmental programs for the airport.
ASIG maintains and operates the DEN fuel system on behalf of a 22-member airline consortium serving the airport. The facility is comprises the world’s largest airport fuel hydrant system with 27 miles of underground pipeline that delivers jet fuel to the airport’s concourses. Also part of the facility are six jet fuel storage tanks that handle nearly 425 million gallons of jet fuel annually and 12 gasoline, diesel and avgas tanks.
ASIG received the award based on environmental programs and initiatives that extend beyond minimum regulatory compliance. The facility is ISO 9001 certified since 2001 and has adopted many principles of the ISO 14001 Environmental Management System. ASIG regularly tests the fuel distribution pipeline via a state-of-the-art leak detection and monitoring system. Additional enhancements include a recent upgrade of the cathodic protection system which increases corrosion protection of the pipeline, extending its life expectancy for 40 years. A recent project to repair and seal fuel pits and vaults has resulted in a 50-percent annual wastewater reduction and associated cost savings. The project was completed under budget and ahead of schedule.
Dan Sellas, ASIG vice president, marketing & business development, remarked, “We have operated the DEN fuel facility since its opening in 1994, and it is particularly gratifying to have our team in Denver recognized in this way by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. This is another positive indication of how ASIG is wholly committed to industry leadership and sound environmental stewardship.”
Since the facility opened in 1994, ASIG has managed the fuel system on behalf of the airport's airline consortium, which today consists of 20 member airlines.