OMV Petrom has completed the modernisation of its fuel storage terminal in Arad, the second largest in Romania.
The €19 million programme included the modernisation of five fuel storage tanks, the installation of almost 12 kilometers of new pipelines, the casting of 6,500 m3 of concrete and modernisation works for two kilometers of railroad serving the facility.
Additionally, automation management systems and automated fuel delivery systems were installed as well as fire protection systems.
The facility has storage capacity of more than 32,000 m3 and serves West Romania, including Arad, Bihor, Timis and Hunedoara.
The €145 million programme to optimise the company's storage infrastructure was implemented in 2007. As part of this programme, three new terminals were built in Jilava, Brazi and Isalnita and three of its terminals were modernized in Bacau, Cluj and Arad.
Radu Căprău, member of the OMV Petrom executive board responsible for downstream oil, says: 'With the modernisation of the Arad fuel storage facility, we successfully complete the optimisation programme for our fuel storage infrastructure. The programme aimed to concentrate operations in six large-size terminals across the country and required investments of around €145 million over the last 12 years.'
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