Puma Energy has commenced operations at its new bitumen storage terminal at Kwinana, Western Australia.
The new state-of-the-art facility has the capability to deliver multiple grades of bitumen to the Western Australian roading industry.
The facility comprises a joint venture import facility with three 6.3 kt storage tanks and a main import wharf line from Kwinana bulk jetty. Additionally, Puma Bitumen operates four day tanks, which draw off the storage tanks and then, in turn, deliver product to the load-out gantry.
The automated two-bay gantry allows drivers to self-load 24/7.
Stuart Dack, bitumen market and technology at Puma Energy, says that for many years the supply of bitumen has been through the local BP refinery, which operated since 1955. However, following BP’s decision to cease refinery production of bitumen in 2016, the need for a reliable, alternative supply arrangement was paramount.
Dack says: ‘This new facility further demonstrates our ongoing commitment to provide secure supply of high-quality bitumen across Australia.’