Reconstruction on the oil and petrochemicals terminal in Malaysia's Tanjung Langsat Port following a August 2008 fire will be complete early next year.
Full operations at the 100,000m3 oil and petrochemicals terminal are expected at the end March or early April 2011.
Reconstruction works on two of the tanks, 1 and 2, with a combined capacity of 20,000m3 are still under way and are targeted for completion end January 2011.
This will be followed by the inspections and the approval process by the federal authority's Department of Occupational Safety and Health, or DOSH, all of which will take an estimated two months, following which the terminal will be able to restart at full capacity.
Meanwhile, six of the eight tanks, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8, received approval from DOSH earlier this year, to restart operations.
Although these six tanks are understood to be operationally ready, Johor Corp., which owns 100% stake in the TLP terminal, has yet to give its approval for restart because of ongoing negotiations over the lease agreement with Western trader Trafigura, which has a long-term lease on the facilities.