Oil importer Rompetrol Georgia has spent $2 million (1.57 million) expanding and modernising its petroleum storage tanks in Lochini ravine, Tbilisi International Airport in Georgia.
The renewed petroleum tank storage capacity has grown from 6,000 to 9,500m3.
In addition the discharging time from oil tanks has been reduced from 10 to two hours. Now 10 cisterns can be discharged instead of eight. On a monthly basis it receives approximately 5,000 tonnes of petrol on the base.
Despite the economic crisis in the world, we have not stopped investing in improving the infrastructure of our business, even adding more storage facilities in order to expand our business in Georgia, Saduokhaz Meraliev, general director of Rompetrol worldwide, comments.
Currently we are taking modernisation works in Romanian refineries so in one and half a years the quality of the products coming to Georgia will conform to the European standards, carried by large sea tankers in bulk.
Rompetrol is the largest supplier of European petrol in Georgia.