A new bulk fuel storage terminal at Matadi in the Democratic Republic of Congo has been opened by Puma Energy.
The terminal, which is the 99th facility in the company's inventory, can handle petrol, jet fuel and gasoil. The company says it is an important hub for the shipment and distribution of petroleum products and provides security of product supply to the Congo and its neighbouring countries.
The facility comprises four, 6,500 m3 clean fuels storage tanks, complete with truck loading and unloading racks. Additionally, the site includes a new administration building, a state-of-the-art firefighting system, a floating jetty and interconnecting jetty pipelines and further interconnecting piping with another site.
The terminal and jetty will provide strategic vessel reception capability for the Congo and the subregion.
Puma Emergy's COO for Africa Jonathan Molapo says: 'The Matadi terminal will secure the supply of high quality reliable fuels for DRC and the region for the next generation.'