A new CLH oil product storage and distribution terminal has been officially inaugurated in the Port of Bilbao.
The €18.2 million facility has a total storage capacity of 123,000 m3 spread across eight tanks and will provide commercial capacity in a point strategically located in relation to the world flows expected in years to come, the company says in a statement.
A second phase has been planned, which will involve the construction of another three tanks comprising 38,000 m3, which will add an additional 114,000 m3 of capacity.
The facility is connected to the Santurce plant, the refinery, the tanker vessel jetty and the company’s pipeline network and it will be able to store petroleum, diesel oil, kerosene, biofuel and other products.
The company says: ‘This new facility will act as a supplement to the other storage facility already operated by the company in Santurce, which was inaugurated in 2006.
‘[The facility] provides an improvement to the oil product storage and distribution system in the Basque country and neighbouring regions.
‘This infrastructure has high flexibility and operational capacity, as it can receive and dispatch oil products from multiple points.’
In addition to this new facility, CLH operates two other facilities in Santurce and Rivabellosa and it operates a pipeline connecting CLH facilities with the refinery in Muskiz, the port and the rest of the company’s pipeline network.