CLH has opened its new oil storage and distribution facility in Burgos, Spain, which is located on the outskirts of the city and was built as part of an agreement between Burgos City Council, the Railway Bypass Management Consortium and CLH.
About €30 million has been invested into the storage facility which was built on 150,000m² of land in the El Cucarazal.
The new site is the second one for CLH, which has another facility in Burgos, and the new storage has twice the storage space as the old site.
The new facility, which has links to the Miranda-Burgos pipeline, has 14 storage tanks with a total storage capacity of 107,000m³.
The oil product will be distributed on a system in the Autonomous Region of Castile and León, and the plant has an automated tank truck loading system with four loading racks and 16 loading arms. About 90 trucks a day, or 26,000 a year, can be loaded and its oil product distributed to local filling stations.
The facility has been fitted with environmental protection systems including a rainwater collection network, which is allocated away from the hydrocarbon polluted water network, a hydrocarbon polluted water treatment system and a vapour recovery unit.
CLH has also planted trees around the boundary of the site to reduce the visual impact of the storage tanks which will also help to get rid of 20 tonnes of CO? a year.
The site also has safety systems in place which feature specified distances between the tanks and watertight separation bunding, as well as floating roofs within the tanks and overfill protection systems.