Dutch oils and fats company Marvesa has signed an agreement with Koole Terminals to build a new 80,000 m3 tank terminal in Rotterdam in the Netherlands.
Koole will purpose-build the state-of-the-art terminal for Marvesa on a site next to its own terminal in the Botlek in the Port of Rotterdam. Koole will operate the terminal for Marvesa, which will have a long-term lease.
The terminal will include loading and unloading facilities for oils and fats transported by vessels and trucks. It will have fully automated operational controls, tailored blending and heating capabilities and optimised energy use, as well as offices and garage facilities.
‘’For the Marvesa Group, this is an important next step in realizing our growth strategy, having available a fully dedicated tank storage terminal operated by the Koole team, with direct deep water and road access at a unique location in the port of Rotterdam. This will allow us to even better and more efficiently serve our international customer and supplier base. Last but not least, the set-up of the new tank storage terminal fully supports our base fundamental that our products will always meet the requirements of all relevant quality standards,’ says Bart de Bruycker, CEO of the Marvesa Group.
John Kraakman, CEO of Koole Terminals, says that he is proud that Marvesa chose Koole for the ‘unique’ project, which builds on Koole’s strategy of being a safety leader with best-in-class customer care, and adds: ‘This new Rotterdam terminal fits also very well in our sustainability ambition; this additional capacity enables us to strengthen our position in the storage and handling of feedstock for the production of renewable energy products together with our supply chain partners.’