Mobil Oil New Zealand plans to build two fuel storage tanks to improve fuel supply capacity for the South Island.
The tanks at its fuel terminal in Lyttelton will replace those damaged by a 2014 landslide at Mobil’s Naval Point facility. They will be located adjacent to Mobil’s existing terminal at George Seymour Quay and will store petrol and diesel. They are expected to be complete by early 2019.
The work is the latest in several recent major investments by the company to enhance its fuel product offerings to customers. This includes work to upgrade its bulk fuels terminal at Mount Manganui.
Andrew McNaught, country manager for Mobil, says: ‘Construction of new tanks will resort fuel storage capacity at our Lyttelton operation, which, along with the Lyttelton-Woolston pipeline and Woolston Terminal, is an important part of the fuel supply chain in the South Island.
‘This project represents a significant investment in New Zealand’s fuel supply chain and demonstrates our commitment to the local market.’