Up to $253.8M to Refinery Associates for Naval Distillate Fuel
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:
- Cloud Point (°C) max: -12
- Pour Point (°C) max: -18
- Sulfur Limit (%m/m) max: 1.0
- 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 was Web solicited with 27 responses received by the Defense Energy Support Center at Fort Belvoir, VA (SP0600-10-D-0471).