Qatar Fuel Company (Woqood) has commissioned four new storage tanks as part of its QR60 million (10.6 million) first stage expansion to support the growing demand for fuels.
The new storage tanks, each with a capacity of 10 million litres, along with new loading pumps and associated facilities, have been commissioned at its fuels storage and distribution depot in Mesaimeer.
Established in 2002, Woqood is a downstream oil marketing company, involved with marketing, distribution and transportation of liquefied petroleum gas and petroleum products.
The project also includes a new pipeline from the Qatar Petroleum refinery in Mesaieed to improve delivery volumes to the depot. The project is expected to be completed by Q4 this year.
'This investment is further evidence of Woqood's intent to invest in major capital projects to ensure that facilities are in place on time to meet the rapidly growing demand for diesel and petrol in Qatar,' Woqood vice chairman and managing director Mohamed Turki al-Sobai says.
The second stage of Doha depot expansion will see a new loading gantry, additional facilities and upgrading its road tanker fleet to meet delivery requirements of customers.