Fuel Hydrant System Pipeline Expansion

Location: FedEx Indianapolis Hub, Indianapolis International Airport, IN

Client: Walsh

Value: $11.1M


  • Installed over 24,000 feet of 12- and 16-inch epoxy-lined and FBE-coated pipe
  • Used domestically-made steel pipe and specialty underground structures, domestic material suppliers, and locally-sourced labor
  • Part of a 7-year, $1.5B expansion of FedEx’s 320-acre, 2.5M-SF Indianapolis Hub

CMS was awarded a turnkey subcontract to install a new extension of the aviation fuel hydrant system at the Federal Express (FedEx) Indianapolis Hub (INDH) at the Indianapolis International Airport. Over a 2-year construction period, we installed and welded nearly 5 miles of piping, including galvanic cathodic protection (CP) for the piping and related structures, 35 fuel hydrant pits, 19 large isolation pits, 22 low point drain pits, and 22 high point vent pits.

Work also included approximately 1,500 feet of directional boring for a section of the 16-inch hydrant piping to be placed beneath 2 active taxiways and a runway.