Burgan Cape Terminals has been granted environmental authorisation for their independent fuel storage and distribution facility in the Port of Cape Town.
The development, which will address ongoing fuel shortages in the Western Cape, will offer capacity of 118,000 m3 spread across 10 tanks at the Eastern Mole of the Port of Cape Town.
The facility will handle diesel, petrol, fame and ethanol for blending and will be supported with a 12 meter jetty and will be connected to the inland Chevref refinery.
Following the authorisation from the Western Cape Government Department of Environmental Affairs and Development Planning, Muziwandile Mseleku, CEO of Burgan Cape Terminals, says that construction will start as soon as all the relevant permits and licences have been acquired.
‘The country’s evident need for independent storage and distribution facilities is supported by the fact that we have already signed up a number of customers.
‘This decision is a good one for the country. As we all know, South Africa is likely to be energy constrained for many years to come, so the more contingencies we put in place to address this energy challenge the better.
Burgan Cape Terminals was formed in response to the government’s drive to increase fuel storage capacity, and has signed a 20-year lease agreement with the Port of Cape Town.