Sohar tanker turnarounds enhanced

Mar 14 2014

Oiltanking Odfjell Terminals Oman (OOTO) has commissioned additional pipeline infrastructure at Sohar in order to reduce jetty turnround times.

OOTO has invested $2.5 mill to connect an additional jetty to all its clean petroleum product (CPP) pipelines and to interconnect with all the other jetties.

This new pipeline infrastructure is set to greatly reduce and optimise the turnaround time of vessels. Furthermore, it will allow the terminal to undertake more operations at the same time, with safety and product integrity remaining a paramount factor, Odfjell said

The jetties can accommodate LRs, as well as allowing ship-to-ship-operations between the vessels.

Following  only  three  months  of  work  to  connect  all  the  equipment and to fit a new marine loading arm for gasoline-related products, the additional installations entered into service mid-February, 2014.

OOTO is a joint venture between Oiltanking Odfjell Oman (70%), Oman Oil Co (25%) and a private investment company with 5%. 

The terminal has a capacity of almost 1.3 mill cu m and has six deepwater berths. 

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