After more than two years of development, Odfjell has announced that work on Odfjell Nangang Terminals (Tianjin) (ONTT) is almost complete.
With an initial completed storage capacity of 137,800m3, ONTT will be Odfjell’s largest storage terminal in China. The terminal is located to the nearest port to the inland areas of north and northwest of China amongst all ports around the Bohai Bay. The location has reportedly attracted customers both inside and outside the Nangang Industrial Zone, covering a wide range of products such as base oil, mixed aromatics, EDC, methanol, gasoline and diesels.
Three new berths with the capacity to accommodate vessels up to 50,000 dwt will be operational by the end of this year to meet the production needs for the terminal’s first industrial customer, whose production plant is scheduled to produce a variety of lube oil for the huge Chinese car market. The facility’s storage tanks are expected to be operational by 1 April 2015.
At present, construction has entered the finishing stage and is under intensive monitoring and inspection with added technical resources from Odfjell Terminal Asia as well as other Odfjell China terminals working towards the construction deadline.
Concurrently, four groups of operators are all in place and are being trained for the project commissioning and inspection.