Gulf Petroleum in Fujairah expansion

Jan 29 2016


Gulf Petrochem Group has announced details of its expansion of its Fujairah terminal ahead of its EPC tender expected to go out to market early next week with the project ready to start in April, 2016.

The Fujairah Terminal connects to the port’s common matrix manifold, which is able to handle various tankers.

It currently has a storage capacity of 412,000 cu m in 17 tanks, handling Class III petroleum products, such as fuel oil and gas oil with 348,000 cu m dedicated to fuel oil across 10 tanks.

Following the expansion, earmarked for completion in March, 2017, the group will increase its storage capabilities by 243,280 cu m bringing total capacity at its Fujairah terminal to 655,280 cu m. The additional capacity to be added will enable the group to store Class I products.

Upon completion, inter tank transfers will be offered, provisions for blending and mixing, as well as connection to the ports terminal infrastructure to allow for inter-terminal transfers. The terminal will house two new jetty lines, both of which will be connected to the port’s matrix manifold catering for black and white oils.

Prerit Goel, group director and board member, said, “As a group we are extremely pleased to be in a position to be able to continue with our projects amidst a climate of low oil prices and uncertainty in the market. Upon completion of the expansion of our terminal in Fujairah, and complimented by our existing storage facilities in Hamriyah, Sharjah and Pipavav, India, the group will boast a total capacity of over 1,100,000cu m.”

 



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