MCI New Terminal Hydrant Fueling System

Revitalizing Kansas City International Airport through our cross-functional engineering expertise

Argus is providing terminal hydrant fueling system planning, design, construction administration and resident engineering services for the aircraft hydrant fueling system (AHFS) and ground support equipment (GSE) fueling associated with a new passenger terminal building to serve the Kansas City International Airport.

All airline operations will be consolidated into a new H-shaped Passenger Terminal Building Complex within the general footprint of the demolished Passenger Terminal A. All landside, airside and infrastructure components associated with Passenger Terminals B and C remain operational until the new terminal building complex is operational. Argus is providing civil, structural, mechanical, electrical, controls and corrosion protection engineering for all planning, design and management services. Additionally, Argus will provide full-time resident engineering oversight throughout the construction and assist in the start-up, testing, commissioning and operational readiness of all the AHFS as well as provide training to the systems operators.

The initial task of the project was to install new transfer lines to provide fuel supply to Terminals B and C as part of an Early Utility Relocation Package. The Early Utility Relocation Package included two new fuel transfer lines to replace the existing five-line fuel distribution piping system that was routed within the footprint of the new terminal building and parking structure. The old mains were demolished to facilitate the Terminal A building demolition and construct new access roads and infrastructure. Argus designed and provided construction support for two new 12” fuel mains (roughly 7200 linear feet), an isolation valve vault, and manifold to relocate the existing mains. Overnight tie-ins and hot tapping of the existing system allowed us to keep all gates at Terminal B and Terminal C operational.

The project includes multiple design packages and a phased construction program.

Project 1 - Early Utility Relocation to make ready for the Terminal Construction
Project 2 - New GSE Fuel Facility providing Mo-Gas and Diesel service
Project 3 - New Hydrant System complete with more than 40 hydrant pits, EFSO, isolation valves, etc.
Project 4 - Demolition/decommissioning of the existing hydrant system serving the existing concourses.