A new 100,000 m3 terminal will be built in Johannesburg following an investment by Vopak and its partner Reatile.
The new facility in Lesedi, in the Gauteng province will be connected to Vopak Terminal Durban via the Transnet multi product pipeline. It will consist of six tanks, eight truck loading bays with vapour recovery system and a pipeline connected to the state-owned new multi-product pipeline (NMPP) for refined petroleum products.
The NMPP runs from the Port of Durban to Gauteng where currently around 70% of South Africa’s fuel demand is concentrated. The pipeline reduces the need for road transportation.
Vopak Terminal Durban and Vopak Terminal Lesedi will be the first major open access to independent tank terminals connected to the NMPP, connecting the Port of Durban with the Gauteng province.
In addition, Vopak is also investing in an expansion of its Durban facility with an extra 130,000 m3. It will comprise 10 new tanks with a total capacity of 162,000 m3 as well as the demolition of 38 older small tanks. Investments will also be made in three additional truck loading bays connected to the existing vapour recovery system, additional berth pipelines and a new marine loading arm. Once complete the total capacity of the facility will amount to 371,926 m3.