The National Oil Storage Facility (NOSF) of Namibia has now officially received its first consignment, of 35,000 tonnes of diesel.
The NOSF, in Walvis Bay, Namibia, is managed and operated by the National Petroleum Corporation of Namibia (NAMCOR). It was built in collaboration with China, by a joint venture comprising China Harbour Engineering Company, the Roads Contractor Company and Babyface Civils. The news of the first consignment was announced via Xinhua, China’s state news agency.
The NOSF has seven storage tanks with a total capacity of 75 million L. There are three tanks for diesel, one 5,000 m3 tank and two 20,000 m3 tanks, two 10,000 m3 tanks for unleaded petrol, one 5,000 m3 JET-A1 tank, and one 5,000 m3 heavy fuel oil tank. Its newly built jetty has two berths with a maximum draught of 16.5 m, and can accommodate vessels up to 60,000 DWT for loading and unloading. It has four dedicated pipelines for diesel, petrol, jet fuel and heavy fuel oil. There are facilities for loading and unloading trucks and rail tankers, and a fully equipped laboratory.