Gulf Petrochem Group has commissioned the first phase of its liquid cargo storage terminal at Pipavav Port in Gujarat, India.
The terminal has an annual capacity of 250,000kl and is intended to ease supply and availability of petroleum, non-petroleum and petrochemical cargo in northern India.
The first phase has a capacity of 110,000kl and the second phase, with a capacity of 140,000kl, will be commissioned by mid-March.
Gulf Petrochem’s oil terminal has a total number of 46 tanks of different capacities which befits different product requirements for all classes of petroleum products, chemicals, petrochemicals, vegetable oil, lube base oil, fuel oil and also bitumen.
It also has an exclusive oil berth with a draft of 12 mts for handling medium range vessels that carry up to forty thousand tonnes of cargo.
Gulf Petrochem’s bitumen lines are fully heat traced as they are installed with two mkcal/hr boilers for heating products like bitumen/fuel oil and maintaining the desired product temperature.
The company has already started receiving confirmed interest from major oil companies for tank hiring.
The terminal also benefits from having hinterland connectivity by road and rail. There are independent multiple bay gantries for truck loading and full rake rail siding for handling multiple products.