Fuel storage facility opens

The Port of Cape Town’s new fuel storage facility operated by black-empowered Burgan Cape Terminals, is now fully operational. The terminal received its pilot consignment of diesel recently, and was tested ahead of full operation. Located on approximately 37 273 m2 of land at the port’s Eastern Mole, the new fuel storage and distribution facility for cleaner fuels is poised to assist with security of fuel supply in the region.

Construction began in late 2015 after Transnet National Ports Authority awarded Burgan Cape Terminals a 24-year lease to develop a new independent fuel storage, distribution and loading facility, after this company was identified as the preferred bidder.  It is owned by Netherlands firm VTTI and black economic empowerment companies Thebe Investment Corporation and Jicaro. With a total capacity of 121 908 m³ from twelve tanks, the terminal’s product portfolio includes diesel, petrol, FAME (fatty acid methyl esters) and ethanol for blending and jet fuel.

Contact Coen Birkenstock, Transnet National Ports Authority, coen.birkenstock@transnet.net

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