Enoc to commission new oil terminal by 2013-end
Dubai, April 28, 2013
Horizon Terminals Limited (HTL), the terminals business and a subsidiary of Emirates National Oil Company (Enoc), has announced that the work on its new oil terminal at Jebel Ali is on schedule and is due for completion by year end.
The $142 million bulk liquid petroleum terminal is fully automated and will have hitech facilities for receiving jet fuel from marine tankers and from the adjacent Enoc-owned refinery, said a statement from Enoc.
The project, undertaken by HTL, features a 60 km 16” jet fuel pipeline that links the terminal directly to the Dubai International Airport, and other advanced facilities.
The terminal will also have tanker truck loading facilities connected to oil tanker berths and associated abilities to ensure seamless supply lines to other airports in the UAE, it stated.
The new terminal boasts of a storage capacity of more than 141,000 cubic metres, said a senior official.
"With Dubai recording significant growth in its aviation sector, the new terminal has a strategic role to play in further strengthening operational efficiencies through assured jet fuel supply," remarked Yusr Sultan, the managing director of terminals at HTL.
"It is equipped to meet the growing demand for jet fuel, in tune with the Dubai International Airport’s growth, which welcomed record passenger traffic of over 58.5 million last year," he explained.
The company marked a milestone recently by achieving one million safe working hours without any loss time injury (LTI) or any major incidents.
"A strategic project for Dubai, Enoc and HTL, the terminal is being developed to the highest safety specifications, which is reflected in our safety milestone of one million safe working hours achieved," he added.
According to Sultan, the jet fuel oil pipeline to the Dubai International Airport is being developed to the highest safety and capacity standards to meet the growing demand for jet fuel oil, and will also have a branch-off connection to the Al Maktoum International Airport.
To mark the project's safe and on-schedule progress, HTL recently hosted a ceremony to felicitate the contractors and staff who are associated with the project.
Fahad Askar, the director of Terminals and Operations, presented mementoes to the EPC contractor Punj Lloyd, the subcontractors Cylingas, PLL and B&I and the Enoc E&PM project team for their significant achievement.
More than 900 staff members from various organisations attended the event in addition to HTL and ENOC personnel.
HTL manages more than 5 million CBM of storage with a network of nine terminals located in various markets, including the UAE, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, Morocco, Djibouti, and Singapore.
It provides world-class terminal services for bulk liquids storage as well as a range of value-added logistics services, said Sultan.
HTL aims to become the largest independent terminal service provider in the bulk oil storage in the Middle East, Africa and the Mediterranean while maintaining a leading position in the Far East region," he added.-TradeArabia News Service