Orpic Logistics Company (OLC) has commissioned and started operations at its oil storage facility in Al Jefnain, near Muscat.
The facility comprises a new oil product storage and distribution centre with a capacity of over 170,000 m3 as well as 16 loading racks. It was commissioned by the CLH subsidiary of OLC, which was jointly created by CLH and Orpic.
The new facility is equipped with the latest technology, which enables the loading process to be completely automated from the moment the road tankers enter the facility until the relevant documentation is printed.
Road tankers from the major oil operators in the country have successfully completed the first fuel loading operations.
The facility receives fuel from the Sohar refinery through a new pipeline, the first one of its type built in the country. This makes it possible to reduce fuel transport by road and to increase the safety and efficiency of fuel distribution in Oman.
It is expected that in the coming months, the new plant will also be connected via pipeline with the refinery in Mina Al Fahal and Muscat international airport.
Once fully operational, the new logistics system will supply more than 50% of the country's fuel. It will provide a higher supply capacity of aviation fuel, as well as greater efficiency and sustainability, thanks to the use of the pipeline.
José Luis López de Silanes, chairman of the CLH group, says: 'We are proud to launch the first start of such an important operation for the country, which will make it possible to transform its logistics system for oil products into a safer, more efficient and sustainable model.'
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