CEPS offers Ramstein 'unbeatable flexibility'

29 November 2017


Ramstein Air Base is the largest military customer of the NATO Central Europe Pipeline System (CEPS) and provides both strategic transport and storage for two major air mobility hubs in Germany. With monthly stock turnover in excess of several million gallons, access to almost limitless supply through the CEPS presents Ramstein with a significant logistical advantage.

A delegation from the Programme Office in Versailles, and Fernleitungs-Betriebsgesellschaft mbH, the CEPS German national organisation based in Bonn, visited Ramstein Air Base recently to meet staff working at the Bulk Fuel Storage Area.

In addition to meeting fuel requirements for air bases in Germany, multiple tank truck loading stations support overland fuel supply to Poland and Eastern Europe. Additionally, fuel stock for pacific operations is available from Ramstein and can be distributed by sea.

Speaking from the CEPS fuel delivery point installation, Lieutenant Colonel Dennis Williams, Commander of the U.S. Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) Energy Europe & Africa explained, “The CEPS banking system offers unbeatable flexibility – we are not limited by our “own” supply. That means minimal difficulty and maximum flexibility.” 

The tour and briefing also included the product quality control and dispatching facilities.

CEPS is the largest network of the NATO Pipeline System (NPS) and, along with the NATO Support and Procurement Agency, will celebrate its 60th anniversary in 2018.