RAAF Richmond DFI Bulk Fuel System Upgrade

Location: Richmond NSW

Division: Energy

End User: Department of Defence

Client: Department of Defence

Project manager: Bill Sinclair / Ben McDonnell

Year completed: 2016


Remediation project WP1

WP1 also contained works for a small building at Waterhen, Garden Island (bund water separation system) and Chowder Bay (E-stop shutdown system at bulk storage system, electrical upgrades)

OPEC scope:

OPEC was engaged to remediate, replacing non-compliant equipment like pumps, valves, safety systems, electrical works, access stairs and tank platforms.


Eliminate support requirement for platforms in potentially contaminated bunded area. Solved by developing a cantilevered platform structure.

Limited space for replacement of MIMS cabling. Solved by introducing of elevated cable bridging in DFI tank farm, allowing 60% capacity for future works.


Upgrade to Coalescer/Filter dry sampling and drainage system, to eliminate/reduce exposure of operators to product.