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Contracts - Awards | Fuel & Power | Logistics | Small Business | USA

Up to $253.8M to Refinery Associates for Naval Distillate Fuel

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Refinery Associates of Texas, a small business qualifier in New Braunfels, TX, received a maximum $253.8 million fixed-price with economic price adjustment contract for naval distillate fuel. The fuel normally used in naval diesel engines is naval distillate fuel (NATO symbol F-76), but other fuels such as JP-5 (NATO symbol F-44) and naval distillate lower pour point (NATO symbol F-75) are also used. F-44 and F-75 fuels are authorized for use in diesel engines where there is a logistics advantage for use. At present, most ships carry naval distillate fuel (F-76) for boilers and for diesel engines. On March 15/10, Defense Energy Support Center asked industry to identify “responsible potential sources” to supply F-75 to Thule Air Base, Greenland. DESC noted that F-75 is primarily a NATO product with the same characteristics as F-76 except for the cloud point, pour point, and sulfur limit: F-75 * Cloud Point (°C) max: -12 * Pour Point (°C) max: -18 * Sulfur Limit (%m/m) max: 1.0 F-76 * Cloud Point (°C) max: -1 * Pour Point (°C) max: -6 * Sulfur Limit (%m/m) max: 0.50 For the Refinery Associates of Texas contract, the date of performance completion is April 30/11. The original proposal […]

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