Anyone driving down Yorktown Avenue at Naval Air Station Jacksonville (NAS Jax) can see the newest addition to the Fuel Farm.
A spiderweb of scaffolding encircles tank 2109H in preparation of maintenance and a new paint job.
“The overall goal of this project is to clean, inspect and repair the tank as needed,” said Construction Manager Lisa Kouchinsky of the NAS Jax Public Works Department, who said an inspection on the structure was performed last year.
“Our contractor mobilized at the end of April and they have been working on repairs on the interior and exterior of the tank in accordance with those findings from the inspection.”
Once the maintenance is complete on the exterior of the tank, it will be painted.
“The entire exterior will be repainted,” said Kouchinsky, who is the project manager.
“The contractor will have an artist repaint the lettering and logo.”
The work on the tank is expected to be complete in December and it will return to service by May 2019.
The tanks at the Fuel Farm were manufactured in 1999 and each tank holds 630,000 gallons of JP-5 jet fuel.
Tank 2109G at the Fuel Farm went through a similar inspection and repair cycle in 2015-16.