AquaChemie Middle East has announced plans to build a $40 million chemical storage terminal facility at Jebel Ali Port in Dubai.
The terminal will serve as the company’s gateway hub across the Gulf and beyond the region. AquaChemie is a chemical producer and distributor of commodity and semi specialty chemicals.
Mott MacDonald has been selected for the design, engineering and project management of the terminal, which is due to be commissioned by mid-2021.
The terminal will comprise 30,000 m3 of capacity for liquid hydrocarbons along with day tanks, chemical processing units and automated drumming lines as well as associated infrastructure including a covered warehouse and a separate dry good storage area.
In a statement, the company says: ‘The new chemical terminal will leverage its prime site location at Jebel Ali Port operated by DP World, including multiple jetty pipelines, along with other crucial existing utility and building support infrastructure.’
V. Anandkumar, co-founder and director of AquaChemie Middle East, says: ‘The project will serve as a catalyst to boost petrochemical trade between manufacturers in the region and end-users anywhere in the globe. In addition to serving as a sales channel, the project will also allow regional petrochemical majors to market their various product lines in drums or intermediate bulk containers for distribution to the tertiary chemical industry.’