RD Petroleum upgrade to aviation site at Franz Josef is underway
RD Petroleum is doing upgrades to the aviation fuel site at Franz Josef Glacier. Part of the upgrade involved transporting a 60,000 litre tank from the east coast of New Zealand to the west coast. This went surprisingly well, considering the size and scale of the operation. The 60,000 litre tank is now secured and going to replace five individual tanks around the site. Major earthworks are underway at the site.
After the new tank is fully installed there will be eight pumps installed that will be assessable to all those operators with an Air BP RD Petroleum Carnet card. The site itself has a number of helicopter pads and is in high demand with regular aviation tour operators stopping there regularly between trips. Installing the eight pumps and allowing carnet card access will make it a lot easier for customers to access, operate and refuel in Franz Josef.