PETROLOT, Shell Agree Aviation Fuel Storage, Refueling At Warsaw Chopin Airport

September 5, 2013

PETROLOT, a company belonging to ORLEN Group, and Shell Polska signed agreements that will allow Shell to enter the market of aviation fuel supply at the  biggest airport in Poland – Warsaw Chopin Airport, the company reported in a news release. These agreements will enable Shell to benefit from full offer of PETROLOT services at Warsaw Chopin Airport, regarding the storage of aviation fuel and aircraft refueling services.

"Cooperation with Shell opens a new chapter in the history of PETROLOT. PETROLOT’s services are available for all interested suppliers of aviation fuels, supplying the aircraft at the Warsaw Chopin Airport", Ireneusz Wesolowski, President of  PETROLOT said.

Petra Koselka, CEO of Shell Aviation in Europe, said: We are delighted to have signed agreements that will allow us to deliver fuel to air carriers in the biggest airport in Poland. Along with Katowice and Krakow, Warsaw is the third airport in Poland where we offer aviation fuel since January this year. This expansion is consistent with our growth strategy on key markets.

Before concluding agreements, technical and safety standards of PETROLOT has been inspected by Shell specialists. They have very highly  evaluated  the competence of PETROLOT, in particular the quality and standards implemented in the company in the field of aviation fuel storage and aircraft refueling.
The Fuel Depot at Warsaw Airport, which is owned by PETROLOT, is equipped with the infrastructure to supply aviation fuel delivered by rail transport. It meets all the stringent technical, technological and environmental requirements applicable at the leading airports in the world. Fuel storage of a total capacity of 9200 m3 allows to handle even threefold increase in the demand for aviation fuel for the Chopin Airport.

In accordance with the new strategy of the company, the Fuel Depot is available for each participant in the market on attractive market conditions. These actions are a part of the focusing its activities on aviation fuel storage and aircraft refueling services announced by the company in March this year.

Source: PKN Orlen, 2013.