CLH has invested more than €23 million into expanding and modernising its storage at its facility in Port of Algeciras Bay, Spain.
Six new storage tanks have been brought into operation, including three new uploading arms and three new barge loading tanks that have been built on the site.
With this new facility, the company wants to reinforce its bunker services by supplying fuel to more oil operators.
CLH recently completed its first vessel unloading operation at the new berthing jetty and the company says that with this expansion it is now the biggest storage company of marine fuels in Spain.
Part of the investment funds that went into the project will be used to enhance the safety and environmental protection for the operators that are using the supply for the ships that are passing through the Straits of Gibraltar.
Thanks to the expansion, there are now 20 tanks on the site with a storage capacity of 197,000m³, as well as a berthing jetty that has articulated arms and numerous barge loading and discharge points, as well as a tank truck loading area.
The six new tanks have storage capacity for 130,000m³ and feature product heating installations. The piping that links the facility to the terminal has also been replaced with a 1,500m long buried gallery that houses five pipes to make it easier for loading and unloading flows, which have been increased.