Project Examples 2013

Fuel hydrant system for ISAVIA at Keflavík International Airport

Mannvit was responsible for the design and preparation of tender documents for ISAVIA’s fuel hydrant system at Keflavík International Airport. All piping is underground and extensive requirements are made for safety and quality finishing work when handling aircraft fuel.


The work involved a new fuel hydrant system including refuelling pits for a new apron, on the west side of the terminal building, and also a new fuel feeding pipe that connects the oil depot and the apron hydrants near to the terminal.


Mannvit’s task involved the design of the pipelines and documentation for the earthworks and pipework. Mannvit was responsible for the preparation of tender documents, specifications and cost estimates and managed the purchase of specialised equipment, such as isolation valve pits, refuelling pits and low point pits from overseas.

Finally Mannvit prepared a proposal for flushing of the whole part of the oil hydrant systems for the terminal.

“The main challenges facing Mannvit’s designers in this project were that the design must take account of the strict arrangements during implementation as the traffic on the aprons is in full swing while the construction work is being carried out. Also, the equipment is specialised and there are strict safety rules for fuel in underground pipelines.”

Már Sigurðsson

Project Manager