Independent terminal operator Vopak and industrial group Lanwa International will begin the phased construction of a storage terminal and jetties for chemicals and clean petroleum products with a maximum future storage capacity of 400,000m3 on Lisha Island in Dongguan, China.
This former island, which is connected to the main land by roads, has become one of the major chemical logistical centres for the Pearl River Delta. The first phase of 153,000m3 is expected to be commissioned in Q3 2011.
The terminal will provide independent storage and transshipment services to the petrochemical industry.
Dongguan is strategically located on the east bank of the Pearl River Delta and is part of the economic heart of Southern China. The Pearl River Delta is one of the leading economic regions of China and a major manufacturing centre.
Vopak already operates seven independent bulk liquid storage terminals in China, with a total storage capacity of more than 1 million m3.
Vopak acquired 50% of the shares in the Sealink Storage Company (Sealink) from Merit, a subsidiary of the Lanwa Group from China. The Lanwa Group is an industrial investment company based in Dongguan.
Sealink owns 23.2 hectares of land in Dongguan in the Province of Guangdong, which is located on the east bank of the Pearl River Delta in the South of China.
The company also holds a concession granted by the authorities and obtained all relevant permits for the construction and operation of a bulk liquid storage terminal on this plot of land in Dongguan.