Gulf Petrochem Fujairah terminal on track
Dubai, March 21, 2012
Gulf Petrochem Group has announced that the first phase of its 1.2 million cubic meter storage terminal project in Fujairah is on track for completion in September.
The storage terminal consists of 112,233 sq m space, which include up to 73,269 sq m of expansion capability.
It currently offers a capacity of approximately 350,000 cubic meters, and Gulf Petrochem is open to sign contracts for the same, said a statement.
“Our Fujairah storage terminal expansion follows the major success we achieved while operating our terminal in Sharjah’s Hamriyah free zone. The terminal leverages the strategic location and infrastructure of the Fujairah port, and we expect our facility to significantly benefit our clients in the region, given our proven understanding of their commercial requirements,” said Sanjeev Sisaudia, group CEO, Gulf Petrochem Group.
“We will also look to leverage our market reputation of providing reliable storage solutions at competitive prices, offering tailor-made products, customised term contracts and a fully integrated fuel delivery service,” he said.
The group had earlier signed an investment agreement with the government of Fujairah under which the latter will buy a 12 per cent stake in the terminal project.
For the first phase of the project, which will have a storage capacity of 412,000 cubic meters, the company has awarded a $45 million contract to Nico Hydrospace, a subsidiary of Topaz Energy and Marine.
The two oil terminals berths of Fujairah port together offers seven berths for large tankers and 12 berths for small tankers. Terminal one has a maximum draft of 14 m and a wharf length of 847 m, while the second terminal has a maximum draft of 18 m and a wharf length of 1,400 m.
Meanwhile, Gulf Petrochem is exhibiting at the Argus Mideast Gulf and Indian Oil Conference 2012 on March 21 and 22, 2012, at Jumeirah Emirates Towers in Dubai.
At the conference, Sanjeev Sisaudia, group CEO, and Prerit Goel, director, are joined by other high-profile delegates to discuss key issues affecting the regional industry. – TradeArabia News Service