UK-based Simon Storage has entered a new long term contract to store and handle the full range of road fuels at its Seal Sands Terminal on Teesside for Petroplus Marketing.
Simon is providing a fully integrated solution that includes 40,000m3 of carbon steel tankage, fully automated road loading facilities, integrated bioethanol in-line injection systems and batch biodiesel blending systems.
Simons Seal Sands Terminal has the capacity to handle up to 600,000 tonnes of road fuel products a year for Petroplus, and is already assessing further expansion plans.
Following an extensive investment programme, Simons Seal Sands Terminal is the sole provider of bulk petrol storage and distribution storage facilities on Teesside.
The Terminal is operated by Simon in full compliance with all safety and environmental guidelines introduced after Buncefield.
Specialised facilities for the safe and secure handling of petrol include a dedicated vapour recovery unit and high integrity independent shut down systems, incorporating ROSOVs (remotely operated shut off valves) to provide emergency isolation of plant should there be a breach of containment.
The fully automated road tanker loading facilities at the Terminal were designed and built by Simon to the latest industry standards, and are capable of delivering fuels at 2,250 litres per minute from each bottom loading arm.
These facilities are located in an area separated from other operations at the Terminal, which means that Simon can provide a gate-to-gate service of under 14 minutes for a full tanker load.