Darwin bulk storage facility

An illustration of the Darwin Bulk Fuel Storage Project. Credit: Crowley Maritime Corporation

Crowley Awarded DoD Fuel Storage Services Contract to Support Pacific Military Operations

Mike Schuler
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September 28, 2021

Jacksonville-based maritime company Crowley Maritime Corporation has been awarded a multi-year contract by the U.S. Defense Logistics Agency-Energy to provide fuel management and storage services for Pacific military operations.

The contract was awarded to Crowley Solutions, the government services business unit of Crowley Maritime Corporation. The Defense Logistics Agency is a combat support agency within the U.S. Department of Defense.

Under the contract, Crowley will provide energy logistics management and services to receive, store, protect and ship aviation grade JP-5 turbine fuel and commercial grade Jet A-1 fuel for military forces. Services will be provided at a bulk fuel storage facility in Darwin in the Northern Territory of Australia.

“Crowley is honored the U.S. government continues to recognize and trust our record of reliable energy solutions supporting the American military around the world,” said Sean Thomas, vice president, Crowley Solutions. “This latest contract award for fuel storage services in Darwin reinforces the 70-year partnership between our nations. We look forward to bringing our highest degree of operational excellence to Australia and to strengthening partnerships with the Northern Territory.”

The term of the award is four years, with a five-year option period. The award carries a maximum value of $192.4 million.

“The Northern Territory is becoming a leading hub for defence and national security, due to our strategic location and capabilities,” said Chief Minister Michael Gunner of the Northern Territory. “This investment further cements us as Australia’s comeback capital and demonstrates our ability to deliver not only for the nation, but for our international allies.”

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