In the UK, fuel and energy solutions provider Inver Energy has awarded services specialist PX Group with a multi-million pound contract to operate, manage and maintain its 70-million-litre terminal in Cardiff, Wales.
The long-term deal will enable Inver Energy to focus on fuel sales through the 50-year-old terminal. ‘By outsourcing operations we are able to free ourselves from day to day management and focus on our core business,’ says Tony Wilson, commercial director of Inver Energy.
The contract has also meant the transfer of eight employees to the Teesside-based PX Group, which will also provide consultancy and support services as required.
The terminal exported 300 million litres of products in 2011, including petrol, diesel, heavy fuel, kerosene and additives.
Operational 24/7, the terminal comprises 26 storage tanks; Inver Energy has long-term storage and handling contracts with both Mabanaft and Greenergy. The facility can receive fuel via road, rail and sea.
‘We are looking forward to further demonstrating our expertise on site by helping Inver Energy to maximise valve and control costs,’ Ian Clifford, operations director with PX, says.
The PX Group is now the named duty holder at the plant, which became a COMAH site in 2008 and underwent significant improvement last year.
The group operates fuel storage sites across England and is also expanding into the Middle East.