Dubai: Shell Markets Middle East Limited announced recently the renewal of its Aviation Fuel Concession Agreement at Dubai International Airport, signed with Dubai Airports.

The agreement, signed by Shaikh Ahmad Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of Dubai Airports, continues Shell's presence at the growing Dubai International Airport, currently the sixth largest in the world in terms of international passenger traffic, the company said in a statement.

Shell has been present in the UAE for 75 years, and has been a partner of Dubai International Airport supplying fuel to aviation customers for nearly 40 years.

Under the terms of the concession, Shell will continue to supply aviation fuel to customers at Dubai Airport, thus helping to fuel Dubai's future growth.

Richard Jory, Regional General Manager, Shell Aviation, Middle East, South and Central Asia, Africa said: "Shell is delighted with this landmark agreement. It is even more special as it was signed almost 100 years to the day since Shell Aviation fuelled its first aircraft, that of Louis Blériot in 1909. Shell brings all its experience, technology and global best practice to its operations at Dubai International Airport and currently manages the fuel farm on behalf of the industry.

"The aviation industry has always been driven by technology. We will continue to make sure that our customers in Dubai benefit from Shell's latest technological developments, hopefully for the next 100 years!"

Shell Aviation is a world leader in marketing aviation fuel and operating airport-fuelling facilities. It also has a vast range of knowledge on everything from formulating better fuels to designing and managing cost-effective installations.

Shell Aviation provides fuel every day at 880 airports in 70 countries for more than 7,000 aircraft, refuelling a plane every 12 seconds.