Viva Energy Australia has begun operations at its Pinkenba bulk lubricants terminal, which can manage up to 30 lubricant grades.
The AUD18 million facility has a capacity of 3.2 million litres and in a world-first, the horizontal tanks are gravity loaded, rather than pumped in from the bottom of the tank.
Viva Energy CEO Scott Wyatt says that the tanks also have the fastest loading rate in the Australian market.
He says: ‘The terminal stores the bulk lubricants in horizontal tanks and each loading gantry is automated – featuring dedicated pumps, piping and loading arms to protect product quality.’
This investment in the facility forms part of the company’s AUD1 billion investment across its supply, refining and retail business throughout Australia.
Wyatt adds: ‘With the addition of the bulk lubricants capability, the Pinkenba Terminal is strategically placed to service the fuel, bitumen and lubricant needs of commercial and retail customers throughout Queensland and northern New South Wales.’