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US Purchases Up To $1.66B in Fuel Contracts

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The Defense Energy Support Center at Fort Belvoir, VA recently issued $1.66 billion in fixed price with economic price adjustment contracts for JP5 and JP8 Turbine Fuel. JP5 and JP8 are used in many jet engines. JP8 has also been used to fuel many US Army vehicles under the Single Fuel Concept; this March-April 2005 Army Logistician article notes some of the successes and difficulties with that concept to date. These are 12-month indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity type contracts with a 30-day carry over period. The performance completion date is Oct. 30, 2006. There were 64 proposals solicited and 17 responded. DID will begin by clarifying the differences between the three fuel types, then offer contracts and amounts… The Fuel Types Information in this section is taken from the US Coast Guard’s Propulsion Fuel Guide, and the US Army Center for Health Promotion and Preventive Medicine. Both documents are in PDF format. JP-5 (also known as F-44) & JP-8. is procured to MIL-DTL-5624T. JP-5 is a very clean burning fuel with very strict quality requirements – especially with regard to water and particulate content. Because it’s an aviation fuel, it includes a Fuel System Icing Inhibitor (FSII) additive. JP-5 is […]

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